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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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833
...shall quote his words, as conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than "I am capable ol 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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Lectures on Poetry and General Literature: Delivered at the Royal ...

James Montgomery - 1833 - 394 pages
...Tour to the Western Islands," on occasion of his arrival at Icolmkill, the ancient lona: — " We are now treading that illustrious island, which was once...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 History and Antiquities of the Castle and Town of Arundel ..., Volume 1

Mark Aloysius Tierney - Arundel (England) - 1834 - 772 pages
...unconnected with the present subject. " We were now," he says, " treading that illustrious " island (lona) which was once the luminary of the " Caledonian regions,..." blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all " local emotion would be impossible, if it were endea" voured, and would be foolish, if it were...
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The geography of the British Isles, Volume 2

Mary Martha Rodwell - 1834
...the world. The island of Icolmkill lies off the south-west point of Mull : this has been termed " the illustrious island, which was once the luminary of...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." It was in the sixth century the place where Columba, an Irish saint, first propagated the Christian...
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The Saturday magazine

1834
...records the emotions excited in his breast, by the prospect of lona, affords unquestionable proof. " We were now treading that illustrious island, which...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits f knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1835
...Johnson's celebrated allusion to this subject, that we close our remarks by inserting the passage. — " 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, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1835
...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 his tour to ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1835
...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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Works: Life and Letters, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1835
...Johnson's celebrated allusion to this subject, that we close our remarks by inserting the passage. — " 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 Saturday Magazine, Volume 5

Periodicals - 1835
...records the emotions excited in his breast, by the prospect of lona, affords unquestionable proof. " Wo were now treading that illustrious island, which was...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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