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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.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...eloquent passages Which dwell on the memory, the reflection that introduces the account of Icobnkilt, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barharians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion," is remarkable for its...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1816
...exceedingly dry and hard, he disapproved of ' " 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, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson (écrivain.) - 1816 - 208 pages
...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, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...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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A Geographical and Statistical Description of Scotland: Containing ..., Volume 2

James Playfair - Scotland - 1819
...may be traced. Such is the present state of that illustrious island, ' which was once the seminary of ' the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and...benefits of knowledge and the ' blessings of religion. ' Staffa, about 8 miles northward of lona, and as far west of Loch-na-gaul, an islet on the coast of...
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Weaver's Magazine and Literary Companion, Volume 2

1819
...sentiments of the profoundest awe and reverence. " We were " now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of " the Caledonian regions, whence...roving barbarians, " derived the benefits of knowledge, anil the blessings of religion. Fitr " from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as...
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Survey of Tullaroan, Or Grace's Parish, in the Cantred of Grace's Country ...

William Shaw Mason - Tullaroan (Ireland : Parish) - 1819 - 160 pages
...not ashamed to avow ; " we are now treading (says doctor Johnson) that illustrious island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the knowledge and the blessings of (he Parliamentary records, and Bermingham toner records, now deposited...
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A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up from the ...

William Shaw Mason - Ireland - 1819
...ashamed to avow ; '• we are now treading (says doctor Johnson) that illustrious island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the knowledge and the blessing* of the Parliamentary record!, and Bermiogbam lower r«cord«, no* jr. posited...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1819 - 436 pages
...that illustrious island, which -was once the luminary of the Caledonian rep-ions, whence savage clang and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge', and the blessings of religion. 6. Mahomet was a native of Mecca, a city of that division of Arabia, which for the luxury of its soil,...
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