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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: A journey to the western islands of ... - 144. oldal
szerző: Samuel Johnson - 1825
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The geography of the British Isles, 2. kötet

Mary Martha Rodwell - 1834
...the world. The island of Icolmkill lies off the south-west point of Mull : this has been termed " the illustrious island, which was once the luminary of...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." It was in the sixth century the place where Columba, an Irish saint, first propagated the Christian...

The Saturday Magazine ...

1834
...records the emotions excited in his breast, by the prospect of lona, affords unquestionable proof. " We were now treading that illustrious island, which...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits »f knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be...

Life and works of William Cowper, 2. kötet

William Cowper - 1836
...Johnson's celebrated allusion to this subject, that we close our remarks by inserting the passage. — ":We were now treading that illustrious island, which...luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage dans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract...

Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain, 1. kötet

Great Britain. [Appendix. - Miscellaneous.] - 1836 - 416 oldal
...these islands. Well, therefore, might Dr. Johnson term lona " the luminary of the Caledonian region, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." The fact is more extensively true than that great writer himself expected, for he was not profoundly...

The African Repository, 12. kötet

1836
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Tourist's Guide Through Scotland: Upon a New and Improved Plan

1837 - 236 oldal
...of the finest in the English language, and spirit-stirring to those visiting the spot — " We are now treading that illustrious island, which was once...roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were...

The Dublin university magazine

University magazine - 1848 - 790 oldal
...no question that lona deserves the eloquent compliment bestowed upon it hy Dr. Johnson, of being " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." But there is also truth in what another elegant writer, Doctor Macculloeh, says — that the descriptions...

Description of the banquet given in honour of ... sir Robert Peel ... on his ...

James Cleland - 1837 - 172 oldal
...from the summits of Ben Nevis and Ben Lomond— I have visited the " illustrious island from which savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." (Cheers.) Yes, amid the ruins of lona " I have learned to abjure that frigid philosophy which would...

Parallel Universal History: Being an Outline of the History and Biography of ...

Philip Alexander Prince - 1838 - 702 oldal
...was after a visit to this spot in the eighteenth century that Dr. Johnson thus eloquently wrote : ' We were now treading that illustrious island, which...barbarians derived the Benefits of knowledge, and the blessngs of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be mpossible if it were endeavoured,...

A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans...

James Browne - 1838
...great and inflexible moralist, thus describes the emotions he felt on visiting this celebrated spot : " We were now treading that illustrious island, which...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefit of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...




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