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" Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Pągina 15
per James Boswell - 1821
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Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers, and the Investigation of Truth

John Abercrombie - 1832 - 349 pągines
...bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plains of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." III. ARBITRARY or FICTITIOUS ASSOCIATION. — This association is generally produced by a voluntary...
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The Dove in the Stone: Finding the Sacred in the Commonplace

Alice O. Howell - 1988 - 199 pągines
...foot on their island. But the spirit of Columba never left the place, and Johnson was to remark: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." We walked pensively southward and then turned west along the road to the Hill of the Angels from which...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - 1997 - 266 pągines
...indifferent and unmoved over any ground that has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona? (p. 148) With its references to the past and the classics, this writing exemplifies a form of that...
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Chasing the Wild Goose: The Story of the Iona Community

Ron Ferguson - 1998 - 192 pągines
...their own byres and dykes. Even in its state of dissolution, lona moved Dr Johnson, who observed: That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. Another visitor was Sir Walter Scott, who described the inhabitants as being in the last state of poverty...
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Acts of Union: Scotland and the Literary Negotiation of the British Nation ...

Leith Davis - 1998 - 219 pągines
...own account: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plan of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona\" (5: 334). Boswell presents Johnson and himself as conjoined in patriotism and piety. Not only...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest, Lecturer Department of English Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 pągines
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." The extreme admiration Banks and Boswell felt for this passage was, I imagine, a response to the rapidity,...
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The Abolition of Man

C. S. Lewis - 2009 - 128 pągines
...lies. They might have used Johnson's famous passage from the Western Islands, which concludes: 'That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona.'! They might have taken that place in The Prelude where Wordsworth describes how the antiquity...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 580 pągines
...indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona!89" That is well said; and it underlines the way in which Johnson's learning, his sense of history...
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Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal, Volum 12

Scottish Mountaineering Club - 1913
...turned into Latin prose, the famous passage which ends in the typically Augustan declamation : " That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." Less often quoted is the delightful account of the Doctor's arrival at Lochbuie—" where we found...
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 328 pągines
...prompt emotion: "That man is little to lx- envied, whose patriotism would not gain force u|xm the plains of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona" (Journey to the Western I1les of Scotland, ed. Mary Ijtscelles [New Haven, 1971], 148). 35 In other...
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