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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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Leigh's new pocket road-book of Scotland

Samuel Leigh (publisher.) - 1829
...and grandeur. It was respecting lona that Dr. Johnson wrote the following celebrated passage : — " We were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary of i lie Caledonian regions ; whence savage clans and roving barbarians denved the benefit of knowledge,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 100, Part 2; Volume 148

Early English newspapers - 1830
...apostrophising language, on landing on the island of lona, the cemetery of the Kings of Scotland. " 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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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1830
...from censure or from praise, Inflections on Lamling at lona. — From t?M 'Journey to tlie Isles.' der r } + tho Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1831
...shall quote his words, as conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing : " 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 life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1831
...shall quote his words, as conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing : " 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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Ecclesiastical history, a course of lectures, Volume 1

William Jones - 1831
...scholar will call to recollection the following remarks on this topic by our great British moralist:— " 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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The Scottish Tourist and Itinerary; Or, A Guide to the Scenery and ...

Scottish Tourist - Scotland - 1831 - 432 pages
...Waves." This small, but celebrated island, " was once," to use the memorable words of Dr Johnson, " the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." Before the introduction of Christianity, it is said there was a druidical establishment upon the island...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1832
...MEMBER.* RULE Til.— The penultimate member of a sentence requires the rising inflection. EXAMPLES. 1. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...benefits of knowledge', and the blessings of religion. 2. Mahomet was a native of Mecca, a city of that division of Arabia, which, for the luxury of its soil...
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The Scottish tourist, and itinerary; or, A guide to the scenery and ...

Scottish tourist - Scotland - 1832 - 432 pages
...Waves." This small, but celebrated island, " was once," to use the memorable words of Dr Johnson, " the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." Before the introduction of Christianity, it is said there was a druidical establishment upon the island...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Civilization - 1832
...the southern extremity of Mull, lies the famous lona — " once," in the language of Dr. Johnson, " the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." The name lona is merely the Celtic term I-thona, (the th not pronounced,) signifying the Isle of Waves....
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