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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 Scottish Tourist, and Itinerary: Being a Guide to the Scenery and ...

1838 - 430 Seiten
...Waves." This small but celebrated island, " was once," to use the memorable words of Dr. Johnson, " the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians de* Mr. Daniell's splendid work, " A Voyage Round the Coast of Great Britain," contains several excellent...
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The American Quarterly Register, Bände 11-12

1839
...ruins which he discovered. After a landing had been with difficulty effected, the doctor proceeds : " We were now treading that illustrious island, which...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 Revolt of the Bees

John Minter Morgan - 1839 - 197 Seiten
...Douglas. — " I must confess that I do not. Will you have the kindness to repeat it? " Saadi. — " ' We were now treading that illustrious island, which...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving harbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from...
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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance

1868
...prefer." But busy memory called up the celebrated passage in Dr. Johnson's " Tour to the Hebrides": " We were now treading that illustrious island which...once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence aavngc clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion....
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Heroes for the Truth

William King Tweedie - 1840 - 245 Seiten
..."That man is little to be envied .... whose piety does not grow warmer among the ruins of lona .... that illustrious island which was once the luminary...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." We have said little regarding the encouragement which lona gave to science, or the stimulus to study...
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A Memoir of the Rev. Legh Richmond ...

Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe - 1840 - 451 Seiten
...influence of recollections like these that Dr. Johnson composed the following celebrated passage ; — ' We were now treading that illustrious island which...regions ; whence savage clans, and roving barbarians * We refer the reader to Pennant's Towr through Scotland, and Johnson's Tour to the Hebrides, for further...
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Outlines of the history of the Catholic Church in Ireland

Richard Murray - 1840 - 164 Seiten
...was used sometimes as a pen for cattle—sic transit gloria mundi. ' We were now,' says Dr. Johnson,' treading that illustrious island which was once the...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefit of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotions,...
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Visits to Remarkable Places: Old Halls, Battle Fields, and Scenes ...

William Howitt - 1840 - 526 Seiten
...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...
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Lord of the Isles

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1840
...career is o'er, And mute his tuneful strains ; Quench 'd is his lamp of varied lore, 1 [" We were DOT treading that illustrious island, which was 'Once...luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage oana and roving harharians derived the henefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To ahstract...
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Dictionary of dates, and universal reference

Joseph Timothy Haydn - 1841 - 80 Seiten
...village of Icolmkill. Dr. Johnson calls it " the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence," he adds, " savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." The bishop's seat was at Rushin, or Castletown, in the isle of Man, and in Latin is entitled Sodorensis....
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