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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 Life and Remains of the Rev. Edward Daniel Clarke, LL.D., Professor of ...

William Otter - Clarke, Edward Daniel, 1769-1822 - 1824 - 670 pages
...that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clansand roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion * He was drowned, a few months after Dr. Johnson's departure,...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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 natural and artificial wonders of the United Kingdom, by J ..., Volume 3

sir Richard Phillips - 1825
...celebrated island ; " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions," as Dr. Johnson expresses it : " whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...knowledge, and the blessings of religion." .- ~ It is three miles long, and from half a mile to a mile broad. On the east side it is flat ; in the middle...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826
...just, to have preserved it. — BOSWELL. i "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 he impossible, if it were endeavoured; and would...
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An Historical Defence of the Waldenses Or Vaudois: Inhabitants of the ...

Jean Rodolphe Peyran - Protestantism - 1826 - 534 pages
...eloquent author,* who, in allusion to the island of lona, one of the Hebrides, as an island " which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion," observes, " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured,...
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The Revolt of the Bees ...

John Minter Morgan - Socialism - 1826 - 272 pages
...the kindness to repeat it ? " Saadi. — " ' 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 emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...
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Broadstone of Honor

Kenelm Henry Digby - Chivalry - 1826 - 311 pages
...the most affecting in our literature : — " 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 emotions would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would...
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The Life and Remains of Edward Daniel Clarke: Professor of Mineralogy in the ...

William Otter - Mineralogists - 1827 - 528 pages
...broke forth in the following words : — ' We were noiv treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving harbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from...
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The Monthly Repository and Review of Theology and General Literature, Volume 2

Liberalism (Religion) - 1828
...world. " We were now treading," says Dr. Johnson, speaking of lona, " 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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