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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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Methodist Review, Band 25

1843
...to be the seat of piety and learning; "the luminary of the Caledonian regions," says Dr. Johnson, " whence savage clans, and roving barbarians, derived...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." Thus while Ireland was indebted to Scotland for her patron saint, she more than repaid her neighbors...
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Proceedings of the Iowa State Bar Association, Held at Des Moines, Iowa ...

Iowa State Bar Association - 1912 - 262 Seiten
...with indifference ? Dr. Johnson, in a familiar passage respecting famous places, finely observes "that to abstract the mind 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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1913
...have 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...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits o: his own style being exceedingly dry and hard, he disapproved of the richness of Johnson's language,...
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R.L.S.

Francis Watt - 1913 - 311 Seiten
...abode of Columba, the missionary of the West. It is described in a famous sentence of Dr. Johnson as " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." There is a Gaelic proverb that he who goes to lona once will go thrice. (The sage put himself to considerable...
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Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Band 2

Francis Whiting Halsey - 1914
...through every summer, a company like this descends on this barren strand to behold what Johnson calls "that illustrious island which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefit of knowledge and the blessings of religion." A more interesting or laudable excursion the power...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Band 6

David Patrick, William Geddie - 1925
...its annals which rose in Johnson's mind when he described it as ' that illustrious island which waa once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion.' But neither piety nor learning availed to save it from the ravages of the fierce and heathen Norsemen....
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Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland: And Boswell's Journal ...

Samuel Johnson - 1924 - 511 Seiten
...sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing : ' WE were now treading that illusjiifiu.s_Island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions,...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstracythe mind from_ all loca) amptign would be imppssible, if it were endeavoured^ an3 wpuld hp...
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Devotional Classics: Martha Upton Lectures Delivered at Manchester College ...

James MacLuckie Connell - 1924 - 152 Seiten
...visited Iona in the autumn of 1773, and his words about it are still the fittest that have been spoken. " We were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary of Caledonian religions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 Seiten
...eloquent paslages which dwell on the memory, the reflection that introduces the account of Icolmkill, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion," is remarkable for its piety, pathos, and sublimity. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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The Boswellian Hero

William C. Dowling - 2008 - 224 Seiten
...Western Islands which Boswell at one point introduces into his own narrative, a meditation on lona, " 'whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion' ": " 'whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or...
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