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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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Methodist Review, Volumen25

1843
...to be the seat of piety and learning; "the luminary of the Caledonian regions," says Dr. Johnson, " whence savage clans, and roving barbarians, derived...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." Thus while Ireland was indebted to Scotland for her patron saint, she more than repaid her neighbors...
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Proceedings of the Iowa State Bar Association: Held at Des Moines, Iowa ...

Iowa State Bar Association - 1912 - 262 páginas
...with indifference ? Dr. Johnson, in a familiar passage respecting famous places, finely observes "that to abstract the mind 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...
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R.L.S.

Francis Watt - 1913 - 311 páginas
...Columba, the missionary of the West. It is described in a famous sentence of Dr. Johnson as " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." There is a Gaelic proverb that he who goes to lona once will go thrice. (The sage put himself to considerable...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1913
...been just, to have preserved it. 2 " 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 o: his own style being exceedingly dry and hard, he disapproved of the richness of Johnson's language,...
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Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volumen2

Francis Whiting Halsey - 1914
...descends on this barren strand to behold what Johnson calls "that illustrious island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefit of knowledge and the blessings of religion." A more interesting or laudable excursion the power...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volumen6

David Patrick, William Geddie - 1925
...annals which rose in Johnson's mind when he described it as ' that illustrious island which waa once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion.' But neither piety nor learning availed to save it from the ravages of the fierce and heathen Norsemen....
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Devotional Classics: Martha Upton Lectures Delivered at Manchester College ...

James MacLuckie Connell - 1924 - 152 páginas
..." We were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary of Caledonian religions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of the senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances...
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Kindness to the Dead: And Other Discourses. In Memorium

James Cooper - 1924 - 152 páginas
...to us in ever clearer tones of manifold 1 ' We were now treading that illustrious island, once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity...
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Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland: And Boswell's Journal ...

Samuel Johnson - 1924 - 511 páginas
...forcibly than I am capable of doing : ' WE were now treading that illusjiifiu.s_Island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstracythe mind from_ all loca) amptign would be imppssible, if it were endeavoured^ an3 wpuld hp...
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Proceedings of the Annual Session of the Bar Association of Tennessee

Tennessee Bar Association - 1905
...an epitome of the History of England during that period. Says Dr. Johnson in a well known passage : "Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, and distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings."...
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