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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... "
Cyclopedia of Architecture: Historical, Descriptive, Typographical ... - Page 121
by Robert Stuart - 1854
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...forcibly than I am capable of doing: — ' We were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...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...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1800 - 288 pages
...now inhabited we could not stay to inquire. We were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...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...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - Adventure and adventurers - 1801 - 359 pages
...island of lona, or Colombkill, he says—" We •were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...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 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 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, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...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...
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Picture of Edinburgh

John Stark (of Edinburgh.) - 1806 - 504 pages
...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 - Authors, English - 1807
...metaphorical expression, that is a great ex<• " WE were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...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...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1808
...the antient seat of religion and learning. "We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary. of the Caledonian regions, whence...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...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1810 - 414 pages
...more forcibly than I am capable of doing : " WE were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be T t impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...
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