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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 Scottish Tourist, and Itinerary: Being a Guide to the Scenery and ...

Scotland - 1838 - 430 pages
...Waves." This small but celebrated island, " was once," to use the memorable words of Dr. Johnson, " the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians de* Mr. Daniell's splendid work, " A Voyage Round the Coast of Great Britain," contains several excellent...
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The American Quarterly Register, Volumes 11-12

Christian education - 1839
...difficulty effected, the doctor proceeds : " 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 endeavored ; and would...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 6

David Patrick, William Geddie - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1925
...its 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...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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Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland: And Boswell's Journal ...

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1924 - 511 pages
...more 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...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstracythe mind from_ all loca) amptign would be imppssible, if it were endeavoured^ an3 wpuld...
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Kindness to the Dead: And Other Discourses. In Memorium

James Cooper - Sermons, English - 1924 - 152 pages
...past, spoke to us in ever clearer tones of manifold 1 ' We were now treading that illustrious island, 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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Devotional Classics: Martha Upton Lectures Delivered at Manchester College ...

James MacLuckie Connell - Devotional literature - 1924 - 152 pages
..." We were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary of Caledonian religions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...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 Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 pages
...eloquent paslages which dwell on the memory, the reflection that introduces the account of Icolmkill, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion," is remarkable for its piety, pathos, and sublimity. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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The Boswellian Hero

William C. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 224 pages
...Western Islands which Boswell at one point introduces into his own narrative, a meditation on lona, " 'whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion' ": " 'whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 266 pages
...Aberbrothick: We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledoman regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians...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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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest, Lecturer Department of English Harriet Guest - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 350 pages
...passage which left Banks speechless was this: 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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