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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 of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1835
...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 ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1835
...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 Illuminator, designed to exhibit the true principles of the Wesleyan ...

1835
...beautiful reflections on visiting lona ?—'* We were now treading that illustrious island, which was ouce the luminary of the Caledonian regions ; whence savage...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 Saturday Magazine, Volume 5

Periodicals - 1835
...lona, affords unquestionable proof. " We were now treading that illustrious island, which wag onco tho luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage...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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Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain, Volume 1

Great Britain. [Appendix. - Miscellaneous.], Samuel A. Dunham - Authors, English - 1836
...these islands. Well, therefore, might Dr. Johnson term lona " the luminary of the Caledonian region, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." The fact is more extensively true than that great writer himself expected, for he was not profoundly...
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The African Repository, Volume 12

African Americans - 1836
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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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