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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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Lectures on General Literature, Poetry, &c., Delivered at the Royal ...

James Montgomery - Literature - 1838 - 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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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volumes 70-71

Fashion
...in Dr. Johnson's " Tour to the Hebrides" : " 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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Parallel Universal History: Being an Outline of the History and Biography of ...

Philip Alexander Prince - World history - 1838 - 654 pages
...that Dr. Johnson thus eloquently wrote : ' We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...barbarians derived the Benefits of knowledge, and the blessngs of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be mpossible if it were endeavoured,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: Second Series, Containing The Lay of ...

Walter Scott - 1838 - 512 pages
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A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans, Volume 1

James Browne - Clans - 1838 - 447 pages
...he felt on visiting this celebrated spot : " We were now 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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Religion of the Ancient Irish Saints: Before A.D. 600

Henry Joseph Monck Mason - Ireland - 1838 - 191 pages
...feelings, upon seeing a spot so renowned — describing it as "that illustrious island, " which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, • whence savage clans and roving barbarians received the "benefit of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." This, especially when his jealousy...
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Ecclesiastical history, a course of lectures, Volume 1

William Jones - Church history - 1838
...that illustrious island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans nml 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 be...
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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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