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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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The Monthly Repository and Review of Theology and General Literature, Volume 2

Liberalism (Religion) - 1828
...history of their country or of the world. " We were now treading," says Dr. Johnson, speaking of lona, " that illustrious island which was once the luminary...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 Christian review and clerical magazine, Volume 2

1828
...influence of recollections like these, that Dr. Johnson composed the following celebrated passage. " We were now treading that illustrious island which...whence savage clans, and roving barbarians, derived the benefit of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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A memoir of the rev. Legh Richmond

Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe - 1828 - 667 pages
...influence of recollections like these, that Dr. Johnson composed the following celebrated passage. " We were now treading that illustrious island which...whence savage clans, and roving barbarians derived the benefit of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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An Introduction to the Literary History of the Bible

James Townley - Bible - 1828 - 370 pages
...one of the Hebrides ; " once the Luminary of the Caledonian regions," (as Dr. Johnson calls it,) " whence savage clans, and roving barbarians, derived...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion!" — In this seminary- which might justly have been denominated a MISSIONARY COLLEGE, the students spent...
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The Picture of Scotland, Volume 2

1828
...Ignorant Highlanders. It is needless to inform the reader that this is, as Johnson expresses it, " the illustrious island, which was once the luminary of...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barba* rians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion ;" that it was, in the...
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The Religious Magazine, Or Spirit of the Foreign Theological ..., Volume 2

Religion - 1828
...the following celebrated passage. " ' We were now treading that illustrious island which wits > nee the luminary of the Caledonian regions ; whence savage clans, and roving barbarians, derived the benefit of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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Mary Queen of Scots: And Other Poems

John Heneage Jesse - 1829 - 127 pages
...of feeling which are so often interspersed through his writings. " We are now treading," he says, " that illustrious island, which was once the luminary...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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A Memoir of the Rev. Legh Richmond, A.M.: Of Trinity College, Cambridge ...

Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe - Clergy - 1829 - 362 pages
...influence of recollections like these, that Dr. Johnson composed the following celebrated passage. " We were now treading that illustrious island which...whence savage clans, and roving barbarians, derived the benefit of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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A memoir of the rev. Legh Richmond

Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe - 1829 - 364 pages
...influence of recollections like these that Dr. Johnson composed the following celebrated passage. " We were now treading that illustrious island which...Caledonian regions ; whence savage clans, and roving bar2 G 2 barians derived the benefit of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 19, Part 2

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...hishop's house. Such is the present state of that illustrious island, ' which was once the seminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion.' At Sandwich, in Ross-shire, is a curious obelisk, but of a more recent date than those abovementioned....
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