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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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The Works of Samuel Johnson: With an Essay on His Life and Genius

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...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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Miscellaneous essays. Political tracts. A journey to the Western islands of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...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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Works, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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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General View of the Agriculture of the Hebrides, Or Western Isles of ...

James MacDonald (A.M.), Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - Agriculture - 1811 - 824 pages
...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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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the Principal ...

Henry Kett - Best books - 1812
...now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the 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 General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 10

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1813
...men ; but such are the ravages of time and the revolutions of society, that this island, which was once " the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion," had, when Dr. 1 Ginguene Hist. Litt. <!' Italic, Yol. III. ch. 17.— Shepherd's. Life of Pogfio.—...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Biography - 1813
...men ; but such are the ravages of time and the revolutions of society, that this island, which was once " the -luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits, of knowledge, and the blessings of religion," had, when Dr. 1 Ginguone Hist. Lilt, d'ltalie, rol. III. ch. 17.— Shepherd's Life of Pogfio.— Bibl....
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The Traveller's Guide Through Scotland, and Its Islands, Volume 2

Rev. Joseph Robertson - Scotland - 1814 - 539 pages
...is only one village upon it, consisting of about 60 mean houses. This island, says Dr Johnson, " was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." lona, in Hebrew, signifies a dove, in allusion to St Columba, who landed here in 565. After his death...
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The New evangelical magazine and theological review, Volume 3

1817
...treading that illustrions Island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence lavage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." We need no <]uote more of the passage ; the reader who needs to have it recited to him, is to be pitied...
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