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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 Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ... - Page 196
by Donald Campbell - 1801 - 359 pages
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...quote his words, as conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing: — ' We were now treading that illustrious Island, which...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...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 288 pages
...that was used in the buildings of Jcolmkill. Whether it is now inhabited we could not stay to inquire. We were now treading that illustrious Island, which...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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...Our boat could not be forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...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...
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Picture of Edinburgh

John Stark (of Edinburgh.) - 1806 - 504 pages
...that farfamed. island, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions," as Dr. Johnson expresses it, " whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." The disciples of St. Columbus, who were called Culdees, were a regular...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 pages
...shall quote his words, as conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing : " WE were now treading that illustrious Island, which...barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotions would be impossible, if it...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

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

George Gregory - 1808
...The passage relates to his first landing at Icolmbkill, the antient seat of religion and learning. "We were now treading that illustrious island, which...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...
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The British Tourist's, Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through ..., Volume 2

William Fordyce Mavor - 1809
...Our boat could not be 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 of the Caledoni.in fregions, whence savage clans and roving barba. rians derived the benefits of knowledge,...
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Miscellaneous essays. Political tracts. A journey to the Western islands of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...Our boat could not be forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: With an Essay on His Life and Genius

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...Our boat could not be forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...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...
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