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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. Copious notes by Malone - Pàgina 14
per James Boswell - 1821
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...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...religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 288 pàgines
...that was used in the buildings of Jcolmkill. Whether it is now inhabited we could not stay to inquire. We were now treading that illustrious Island, which...religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - 1801 - 359 pàgines
...Islands ;—describing his emotions on visiting the famous island of lona, or Colombkill, he says—" We •were now treading that illustrious island which...barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would be impossible if it were...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volum 2

Henry Kett - 1805
...now treading that illustrious island, which was onee the luminary of the Caledonian regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volum 2

Henry Kett - 1805
...now treading that illustrious island, which was onee the luminary of the Caledonian regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...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...religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...
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Picture of Edinburgh

John Stark (of Edinburgh.) - 1806 - 504 pàgines
...that farfamed. 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 disciples of St. Columbus, who were called Culdees, were a regular clergy, differing from the church...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 pàgines
...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...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. Whatever...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volum 2

James Boswell - 1807
...circumstances connected with lona. And, Sir, as to metaphorical expression, that is a great ex<• " WE were now treading that illustrious island, which...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from I all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible....
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1808
...The passage relates to his first landing at Icolmbkill, the antient seat of religion and learning. "We were now treading that illustrious island, which...religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...
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