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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 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 Seiten
...contemplated through the journey from the first sights of ruined cathedrals in St. Andrews and Aberbrothick: We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledoman regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - 2000 - 241 Seiten
...superstition."5 The emotional climax of Johnson's journey comes in his visit to the moldering churches on lona, "that illustrious island, which was once the luminary...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion" (148). (The monastery that St. Columba founded on lona in 563 provided the center from which missionaries...
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Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P

Jennifer Speake - 2003 - 1479 Seiten
...church profaned and hastening to the ground." At Icolmkill, Johnson rises magnificently to the occasion: "Once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion . . . That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon,...
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Samuel Johnson

Timothy Wilson-Smith - 2004 - 160 Seiten
...Columba preached the gospel to the Scots. It was Johnson who found words appropriate to the place. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion . . . That man is little to be envied. . . . whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.166...
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