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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, Ll. D.: Containing essays, tracts, and Journey

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 be...
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Excursions Through Ireland: Province of Leinster

Thomas Cromwell - Architecture - 1820
...of thoselearned seminaries for which Ireland had been long so justly famous, " whence savage septs and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion," and reduced the people and the country to that state of moral and political degradation, from which,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...to have been just, to have preserved it. 2 " 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 being exceedingly dry and hard, he disapproved of the richness...
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The Edinburgh Monthly Review, Volume 2

1819
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An Account of the Principal Pleasure Tours in Scotland: With a Copious ...

Scotland - 1821 - 342 pages
...of Fingal, — the perilous whirlpools of Corry vreckan,— or that once famous and holy island, " whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." The city of PERTH, besides the attractions which its own rich and beautiful environs possess, is the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...importance is to be presented. ' Illustrious ! ' * " 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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Sketches of the character, manners, and present state of the ..., Volume 1

David Stewart - Clans - 1822
...sight of this celebrated spot. " We were now," says he, " 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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Sketches of the Character, Manners, and Present State of the ..., Volume 1

David Stewart - Clans - 1822 - 445 pages
...the Kinge tolde forth in English*, to the people, what it was he said or niccnt." Fol. 22G. VOL. I. B 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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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 93, Part 1; Volume 133

Early English newspapers - 1823
...p. 5Q4, is a small but celebrated island, and was, as Dr. Johnson expresses it, " once the lumirutry of the Caledonian Regions, whence savage clans and...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of Religion." ]n this Island, and in this most celebrated seat of Religion, was the learned St. Cuthbert educated...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 11

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...bat celebrated 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 name lona is derived from a Hebrew word signifying a dove, in allusion to his patron Columba, who...
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