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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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A Memoir of the Rev. Legh Richmond ...

Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe - Clergy - 1829 - 371 pages
...composed the following celebrated passage. " We were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions ; whence savage clans, and roving bar2 G 2 barians derived the benefit of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1830
...'Journey to tlie Isles.' We were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary of tho + blessing of religion. To abstract the mind from ail local emotion wuilld be impossible if it were endeavoured,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1831
...more forcibly than I am capable of doing : " 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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1831
...more forcibly than I am capable of doing : " 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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Ecclesiastical history, a course of lectures, Volume 1

William Jones - 1831
...this topic by our great British moralist:— " 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 be...
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The Scottish Tourist and Itinerary; Or, A Guide to the Scenery and ...

Scottish Tourist - Scotland - 1831 - 432 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...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." Before the introduction of Christianity, it is said there was a druidical establishment upon the island...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1832
...requires the rising inflection. EXAMPLES. 1. 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. 2. Mahomet was a native of Mecca, a city of that division of Arabia, which, for the luxury of its soil...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Civilization - 1832
...the southern extremity of Mull, lies the famous lona — " once," in the language of Dr. Johnson, " the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." The name lona is merely the Celtic term I-thona, (the th not pronounced,) signifying the Isle of Waves....
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The Scottish tourist, and itinerary; or, A guide to the scenery and ...

Scottish tourist - Scotland - 1832 - 432 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...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." Before the introduction of Christianity, it is said there was a druidical establishment upon the island...
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Lectures on General Literature, Poetry, &c., Delivered at the Royal ...

James Montgomery - Literature - 1833 - 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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