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" A man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see. The grand object of traveling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean. "
Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ... - Page 162
by James Boswell - 1820
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Behind the Smile: The Working Lives of Caribbean Tourism

George Gmelch - Business & Economics - 2003 - 232 pages
...civilization. Essayist Samuel Johnson remarked in the 1770s that "a man who has not been to Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected that a man should see" (Lofgren 1999). It was the grand tour that gave us the word "tourism." Thomas...
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English Texts & Contexts 2: An Outcomes Approach to Stage 5

F. Pollock - English language - 2004 - 292 pages
...who has not seen Italy/ said Dr Johnson, the English writer, 'is always conscious of an inferiority. The grand object of travelling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean.' The Grand Tourists' fathers spent as much as £10 000 a year, for three to five years, to round off...
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Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction

James A. Arieti - Philosophy - 2005 - 386 pages
...it tins way. What he actually said (as reported by Boswell) was, "A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not...travelling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean" (Bosuiell's Life of Johnson, ed. George Birkbeck Hill [New York: Harper & Brothers, nd], 4 1 -42)....
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Europa interdisziplinär: Probleme und Perspektiven heutiger Europastudien

Brigitte Glaser, Hermann Josef Schnackertz - Europe - 2005 - 228 pages
...not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority", bemerkte Dr. Johnson 1776 und fügte hinzu: „The grand object of travelling is to see the shores of the Mediterranian,"2 Lord James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson. Ed. GB Hill, rev. LF Powell. Oxford...
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Michael Graves: Images of a Tour

Brian Ambroziak, Michael Graves - Architecture - 2005 - 257 pages
...Roman monuments and picturesque landscapes. "The man who has not been to Italy," wrote Samuel Johnson, "is always conscious of an inferiority from his not having seen what is expected a man should see."7 The lessons of the Grand Tour were more personalized by Sir John Soane...
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From Stonehenge to Samarkand: An Anthology of Archaeological Travel Writing

Brian Fagan - Religion - 2006 - 291 pages
...school for the aristocracy. "Sir," pronounced Dr. Samuel Johnson, "a man who has not been to Italy is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not...grand object of travelling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean."3 An Excursion to Acquire Taste Until the late sixteenth century, the journey through...
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Pictures and Popery: Art and Religion in England, 1660-1760

Clare Haynes - Art - 2006 - 185 pages
...Samuel Johnson (1709-84), who never visited Italy, remarked that 'a man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not...having seen what it is expected a man should see'. These remarks are quoted frequently to demonstrate the cultural and social power of the grand tour....
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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815

T. C. W. Blanning - History - 2007 - 707 pages
...especially Rome, was the sine qua non. As Dr Samuel Johnson observed: 'Sir, a man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not...travelling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean', for 'all our religion, all our arts, almost all that sets us above savages, has come from the shores...
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Lady Morgan's Italy: Anglo-Irish Sensibilities and Italian Realities

Donatella Abbate Badin - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 287 pages
...Dr. Johnson (who had not taken the Grand Tour himself) could say "A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not...travelling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean" (Boswell's Life of Johnson, April 11 th , 1776, qtd. in Pfister, 8). In the latter part of the century...
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Queen Victoria and the Discovery of the Riviera

Michael Nelson - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 224 pages
...always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see. On those shores were the four great Empires of the...Assyrian, the Persian, the Grecian and the Roman. IS But the attitude to travel of Johnson and Boswell was becoming outdated. By the end of the eighteenth...
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