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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, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the ... - Seite 219
von James Boswell - 1888
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Band 2

James Boswell - 1807
...bravery, or virtue. The man is little 1 to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon tl,e plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." cellence in style, when it is used with propriety, for it 1777gives you two ideas for one ;— conveys...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1808
...from the power of our senses, whatever makes tha past, the distant, or the future predominate over (he present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings....whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Jona!" It would however be unreasonable to expect that every book of travels should be as highly •...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1809 - 363 Seiten
...The passage relates to his first landing at Icolmbkill, the ancient seat of religion and learning. " We were now treading that illustrious island, which...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Jomi !" It would however be unreasonable to expect that every book of travels should be as highly finished...
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Miscellaneous essays. Political tracts. A journey to the Western islands of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...Our boat could not be forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...would not grow • warmer among the ruins of lona. We came too late to visit monuments; some care was necessary for ourselves. Whatever was in the island,...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - 1810 - 414 Seiten
...the future, predominate over the present, adTances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far fronv me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy...the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow wanner among the ruins of lona /"* Upon hearing that Sir Allan M'Lean was arrived, the inhabitants,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Band 8

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...Our boat could not be forced very near the diy ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. We came too late to visit monuments : some care •was necessary for ourselves. Whatever was in the...
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Works, Band 8

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...boat could not be forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. , We were now treading that illustrious island, which...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Jona. We came too late to visit monuments : some care was necessary for ourselves. Whatever was in...
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General View of the Agriculture of the Hebrides, Or Western Isles of ...

James MacDonald (A.M.), Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - 1811 - 824 Seiten
...the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over th» present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings....piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." Y y 2 Some Some of the fossils of Icolmkill deserve notice.— I. The Port-na-Cu' aich stone, often...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1813 - 460 Seiten
...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...nothing else but this sublime passage, the world must hare acknowledged that it was not made in vain. Upon hearing that Sir Allan M'Lean was arrived, the...
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An Historical and Architectural Essay Relating to Redcliffe Church, Bristol ...

John Britton - 1813 - 72 Seiten
...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."* If the plains of Marathon, and the ruins of lona, be calculated to stimulate curiosity, and awaken...
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