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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... "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ... - Seite 381
von James Boswell - 1786
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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...whose 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...
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Patriotism: Quotations from Around the World

Herb Galewitz - 2003 - 64 Seiten
...throats, And ask no questions but the price of votes. Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon . . . SAMUEL JOHNSON Country is dear, but liberty is dearer still. JUVENAL I look upon the whole world...
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The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley

George Dekker - 2005 - 314 Seiten
...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...whose 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...
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Back Roads to Far Towns: Bashō's Travel Journal

Bashō Matsuo, Cid Corman, Susumu Kamaike - 2004 - 93 Seiten
...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...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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Early Celtic Christianity

Brendan Lehane - 1968 - 240 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...whose 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...
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Botany Bay: Where histories meet

Maria Nugent - 2005 - 272 Seiten
...the Hebrides or Western Isles, in which Johnson claims that he and his friends do not subscribe to 'such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent...ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue'.40 Taking this as his cue, Bertie writes: 'Amongst the spots in Australia which have been "dignified...
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A Loose Canon: Essays on History, Modernity and Tradition

Brian J. Coman - 2007 - 172 Seiten
...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...whose 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...whose 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...
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The Globe, Bände 12-13

William Henry Thorne - 1902
...outweighs ten thousand suns. Of such patriotism we might hear Dr. Johnson very differently saying: "That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force on the plains of Marathon," adding, "or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona."...
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