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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. To abstract the mind from all local emotion... "
The Illustrated Catholic Family Annual for ... - Page 62
1882
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing: — ' We were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary of...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be...
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A journey to the western islands of Scotland [by S. Johnson].

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...buildings of Jcolmkill. Whether it is now inhabited we could not stay to inquire. We were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary of...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - Voyages and travels - 1801 - 359 pages
...emotions on visiting the famous island of lona, or Colombkill, he says—" We •were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary of...barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would be impossible if it were...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...now treading that illustrious island, which was onee the luminary of the Caledonian regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured...
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Elements of general knowledge: introductory to useful books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Literary Criticism - 1805
...now treading that illustrious island, which was onee the luminary of the Caledonian regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be...
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Picture of Edinburgh

John Stark (of Edinburgh.) - 1806
...that farfamed. island, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions," as Dr. Johnson expresses it, " whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." The disciples of St. Columbus, who were called Culdees, were a regular clergy, differing from the church...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...with lona. And, Sir, as to metaphorical expression, that is a great ex<• " WE were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from I all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son, Volume 1

George Gregory - Style, Literary - 1808
...first landing at Icolmbkill, the antient seat of religion and learning. "We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary. of...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - Literary Criticism - 1810
...very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be...
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