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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... "
A Statistical Account, Or, Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up from the ... - Page 618
1819
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing: — ' We were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 288 pages
...buildings of Jcolmkill. Whether it is now inhabited we could not stay to inquire. We were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - 1801 - 359 pages
...emotions on visiting the famous island of lona, or Colombkill, he says—" We •were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 pages
...conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing : " WE were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotions...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1807
...connected with lona. And, Sir, as to metaphorical expression, that is a great ex<• " WE were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from I all local emotion...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1808
...to his first landing at Icolmbkill, the antient seat of religion and learning. "We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary....whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - 1810 - 414 pages
...conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing : " WE were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: With an Essay on His Life and Genius

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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Miscellaneous essays. Political tracts. A journey to the Western islands of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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