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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. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides - Seite 32
von James Boswell - 1831
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Band 298

1905
...inspecting the venerable ruins associated with St. Columba, wrote that famous rolling passage about " the illustrious island which was once the luminary of...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." He was somewhat disappointed with the so-called tombs of the kings — "only TT» some gravestones...
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Essays for Sunday Reading

John Caird - 1906 - 245 Seiten
...wellknown words of the great moralist when visiting our own country : " We were now treading," he writes, " that illustrious island which was once the luminary...emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and foolish if it were possible. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy as would conduct...
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The British classical authors: with biographical notices. On the basis of a ...

Ludwig Herrig - 1906 - 752 Seiten
...Serventur leges, malint a Cscsare tolli. ION A. [From A Journey to On Wattrn Isles of Scotland (1776)] We were now treading that illustrious Island, which...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving 6 barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907 - 1172 Seiten
...afterwards Mrs. Barbauld, in a volume of miscellaneous pieces by her and Dr. Aikin in 1773.—Croker.] J " We were now treading that illustrious island which...emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, *nd would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1907
...having been uncandid in Blair, even supposing his criticism to have been just, to have preserved it. 2 " WE were now treading that illustrious island, which...clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of his own style being exceedingly dry and hard, he disapproved of the richness of Johnson's language,...
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Composition, Oral and Written

Charles Sears Baldwin - 1909 - 364 Seiten
...upon Latin derivatives which are appropriate alike to deliberate movement and to deliberative mood. We were now treading that illustrious island which...from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavored, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...
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Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D.

Thomas Smyth - 1909
...of the sixth century. We shall find that model on little lona. which Dr. Samuel Johnson described as "that illustrious island, which was once the luminary...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." Wherein did the institute of lona, and others of its order, differ from the monasteries which became...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - 1852
...nncandid in Blair, even supposing his criticism to have been just, to have preserved it.— BOSWELL. < " We were now treading that illustrious island, -which was once the luminary of the ian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of dry and hard, he disapproved...
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Composition, Oral and Written

Charles Sears Baldwin - 1911 - 364 Seiten
...upon Latin derivatives which are appropriate alike to deliberate movement and to deliberative mood. We were now treading that illustrious island which...from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavored, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1911
...it highly. But before that time Johnson's " Lives of the Poets" had appeared, in which his style was Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of his own style being exceedingly dry and hard, he disapproved of the richness of Johnson's language,...
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