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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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Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P

Jennifer Speake - 2003 - 1479 Seiten
...clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion . . . That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." Given the oral nature of much Gaelic culture, Johnson found it difficult to amass evidence on debated...
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Back Roads to Far Towns: Bashō's Travel Journal

Basho, Bashō Matsuo - 2004 - 93 Seiten
...Boswell (which have many interesting overlays with Basho's journal; the differences also tell much): "To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lonal" Weeping Rock: Located at Mt. Ken in China, named by poet Tu Yu, for a famous tomb there which,...
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The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley

George Dekker - 2005 - 314 Seiten
...the Tourist: Guy Mannering and the Turner Illustrations Whatever withdraws us from the power of the senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. (Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands, 1775)1 Scott's busy life afforded limited time for...
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Early Celtic Christianity

Brendan Lehane - 2005 - 256 Seiten
...point for religion in Scotland throughout the centuries that followed. "That man', wrote Dr Johnson, 'is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.' And nowadays a new abbey has risen to try to revive the faded message of Christianity. The saint also...
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Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 2006 - 328 Seiten
...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...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 Island,...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides With Samuel Johnson, Ll.d.: Easyread ...

James Boswell - 2006 - 512 Seiten
...quote his words, as conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing: We are now treading that illustrious island, which was once...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona! 86 Upon hearing that Sir Allan M'Lean was arrived, the inhabitants, who still consider themselves as...
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A Loose Canon: Essays on History, Modernity and Tradition

Brian J. Coman - 2007 - 172 Seiten
...amid the ruins of lona, gave us those famous lines in his Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland: Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. But Johnson and Boswell were not the only literary figures to be attracted to these western islands....
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Partners in God's Love

John Davey - 2007 - 404 Seiten
...patriotism. "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." But to keep things in balance he also said: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." What has Scripture to say about this love? For thousands of years Jewish patriots have composed hymns...
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