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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 Saturday Magazine - Página 82
1835
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The Scottish tourist, and itinerary; or, A guide to the scenery and ...

Scottish tourist - 1832 - 432 páginas
...Waves." This small, but celebrated island, " was once," to use the memorable words of Dr Johnson, " the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." Before the introduction of Christianity, it is said there was a druidical establishment upon the island...
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Select Journal of Foreign Periodical Literature, Volumen1

Andrews Norton, Charles Folsom - 1833
...not all. Johnson seldom uttered a more weighty sentence of moral wisdom than when he taught, that, " whatever withdraws us " from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the dis" tant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in " the dignity of thinking beings."...
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The geography of the British Isles, Volumen2

Mary Martha Rodwell - 1834
...off the south-west point of Mull : this has been termed " the illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...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...
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The Saturday Magazine ...

1834
...lona, affords unquestionable proof. " 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 »f knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be...
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Life and works of William Cowper, Volumen2

William Cowper - 1836
...that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage dans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge...Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whdtey,e,r makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in...
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Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain, Volumen1

Great Britain. [Appendix. - Miscellaneous.], Samuel A. Dunham - 1836
...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...
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The Dublin university magazine, Volumen32

University magazine - 1848
...question that lona deserves the eloquent compliment bestowed upon it hy Dr. Johnson, of being " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." But there is also truth in what another elegant writer, Doctor Macculloeh, says — that the descriptions...
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Tourist's Guide Through Scotland: Upon a New and Improved Plan

1837
...spirit-stirring to those visiting the spot — " We are now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...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...
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Composition, Oral and Written

Charles Sears Baldwin - 1911 - 364 páginas
...movement and to deliberative mood. We were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavored, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1911
...it highly. But before that time Johnson's " Lives of the Poets" had appeared, in which his style was Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of his own style being exceedingly dry and hard, he disapproved of the richness of Johnson's language,...
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