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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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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 2

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 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 Dublin university magazine

University magazine - 1848
...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...
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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...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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Description of the banquet given in honour of ... sir Robert Peel ... on his ...

James Cleland - 1837 - 40 pages
...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...
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Lectures on General Literature, Poetry, &c., Delivered at the Royal ...

James Montgomery - Literature - 1838 - 324 pages
...arrival at Icolmkill, the ancient lona : — " We are 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 New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volumes 70-71

Fashion
...in Dr. Johnson's " Tour to the Hebrides" : " 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 be...
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Parallel Universal History: Being an Outline of the History and Biography of ...

Philip Alexander Prince - World history - 1838 - 654 pages
...that Dr. Johnson thus eloquently wrote : ' We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...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,...
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A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans, Volume 1

James Browne - Clans - 1838 - 447 pages
...he felt on visiting this celebrated spot : " We were now treading 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. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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Religion of the Ancient Irish Saints: Before A.D. 600

Henry Joseph Monck Mason - Ireland - 1838 - 191 pages
...feelings, upon seeing a spot so renowned — describing it as "that illustrious island, " which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, • whence savage clans and roving barbarians received the "benefit of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." This, especially when his jealousy...
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Ecclesiastical history, a course of lectures, Volume 1

William Jones - Church history - 1838
...that illustrious island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans nml 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 be...
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