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" WE were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 422
by James Boswell - 1807
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 11

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...bat celebrated island, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions (as Dr Johnson expresses it), whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." The name lona is derived from a Hebrew word signifying a dove, in allusion to his patron Columba, who...
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The Life and Remains of the Rev. Edward Daniel Clarke, LL.D., Professor of ...

William Otter - Clarke, Edward Daniel, 1769-1822 - 1824 - 670 pages
...mind, and the moment we landed, no less than three of us broke forth in the following words : — * We were now treading that illustrious island, which...luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clansand roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...Our boat could not be forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: A journey to the western islands of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...Our boat could not be forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible....
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The natural and artificial wonders of the United Kingdom, by J ..., Volume 3

sir Richard Phillips - 1825
...celebrated island ; " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions," as Dr. Johnson expresses it : " whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." .- ~ It is three miles long, and from half a mile to a mile broad. On the east side it is flat ; in...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826
...uncandid in Blair, even supposing his criticism to have been just, to have preserved it. — BOSWELL. i "We were now treading that illustrious island which...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would he impossible, if it were endeavoured; and would be foolish, if it were possible....
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Broadstone of Honor

Kenelm Henry Digby - Chivalry - 1826 - 311 pages
...and abused by quotation, still continues to be one of the most affecting in our literature : — " We were now treading that illustrious island which...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotions would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible....
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The Revolt of the Bees ...

John Minter Morgan - Socialism - 1826 - 272 pages
...Douglas. — " I must confess that I do not. Will you have the kindness to repeat it ? " Saadi. — " ' We were now treading that illustrious island, which...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible....
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An Historical Defence of the Waldenses Or Vaudois: Inhabitants of the ...

Jean Rodolphe Peyran - Protestantism - 1826 - 534 pages
...admitted by a late eloquent author,* who, in allusion to the island of lona, one of the Hebrides, as an island " which was once the luminary of the Caledonian...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion," observes, " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured,...
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The Life and Remains of Edward Daniel Clarke: Professor of Mineralogy in the ...

William Otter - Mineralogists - 1827 - 528 pages
...moment we landed, no less than three of us broke forth in the following words : — ' We were noiv treading that illustrious island, which was once the...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving harbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from...
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