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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 Dove in the Stone: Finding the Sacred in the Commonplace

Alice O. Howell - 1988 - 199 Seiten
...set foot on their island. But the spirit of Columba never left the place, and Johnson was to remark: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." We walked pensively southward and then turned west along the road to the Hill of the Angels from which...
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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
...my friends, be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground that has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue....piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona? (p. 148) With its references to the past and the classics, this writing exemplifies a form of that...
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Chasing the Wild Goose: The Story of the Iona Community

Ron Ferguson - 1998 - 192 Seiten
...build their own byres and dykes. Even in its state of dissolution, lona moved Dr Johnson, who observed: That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. Another visitor was Sir Walter Scott, who described the inhabitants as being in the last state of poverty...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest, Lecturer Department of English Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 Seiten
...indifferent and unmoved, over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. The man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." The extreme admiration Banks and Boswell felt for this passage was, I imagine, a response to the rapidity,...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 580 Seiten
...the wisdom of the past. Here is Johnson movingly pondering his visit to the monastic island of lona: Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona!89" That is well said; and it underlines the way in which Johnson's learning, his sense of history...
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The Abolition of Man

C. S. Lewis - 2009 - 128 Seiten
...difference lies. They might have used Johnson's famous passage from the Western Islands, which concludes: 'That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona.'! They might have taken that place in The Prelude where Wordsworth describes how the antiquity...
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Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal, Band 12

Scottish Mountaineering Club - 1913
...has turned into Latin prose, the famous passage which ends in the typically Augustan declamation : " That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." Less often quoted is the delightful account of the Doctor's arrival at Lochbuie—" where we found...
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Sacred Tracks: 2000 Years of Christian Pilgrimage

James Harpur - 2002 - 192 Seiten
...habitually down-to-earth Dr Samuel Johnson, who first set foot on the island in 1773, to declare: ' I hat man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.' The island inspired both John Keats and William Wordsworth to write about it after visits there in...
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 328 Seiten
...prompt emotion: "That man is little to lx- envied, whose patriotism would not gain force u|xm the plains of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona" (Journey to the Western I1les of Scotland, ed. Mary Ijtscelles [New Haven, 1971], 148). 35 In other...
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The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

H. W. Tilman - 2004 - 896 Seiten
...senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. CHAPTER TEN Last Days and Reflections 7 cannot imagine any place less suitable to choose than the high...
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