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" That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow • warmer among the ruins of lona. "
New Cambridge Guide; Or, A Description of the University, Town, and County ... - Page 94
1804 - 130 pages
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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 295 pages
...wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. JOHNSON. P. 18, 1. 12. And watch and meep in ELOISA'S cell. The Paraclete, founded by Abelard, in Champagne....
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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 295 pages
...wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. JOHNSON. P. 18, 1. 12. And watch and weep in ELOISA'S cell. The Paraclete, founded by Abelard, in Champagne....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D (1815)

Robert Anderson - 1974 - 639 pages
...wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." As a political writer, his productions arc more distinguished by subtlety of disquisition, poignancy...
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Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year ...

1821
...its 52 ' betters hours, and then vanish away for ever, before the breath of the world. If " that man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force on the plain of Marathon, and whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona," surely he too is. to be pitied whose...
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The Dove in the Stone: Finding the Sacred in the Commonplace

Alice O. Howell - 1988 - 199 pages
...Johnson was to remark: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." We walked pensively southward and then turned west along the road to the Hill of the Angels from which...
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Divided Fictions: Fanny Burney and Feminine Strategy

Kristina Straub
...wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona! [JWI 123-24] The reverence for the religious heritage of lona Johnson shares with Martin. But both...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - 1997 - 266 pages
...wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona? (p. 148) With its references to the past and the classics, this writing exemplifies a form of that...
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Chasing the Wild Goose: The Story of the Iona Community

Ron Ferguson - 1998 - 192 pages
...Dr Johnson, who observed: That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. Another visitor was Sir Walter Scott, who described the inhabitants as being in the last state of poverty...
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Acts of Union: Scotland and the Literary Negotiation of the British Nation ...

Leith Davis - 1998 - 219 pages
...own account: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plan of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona\" (5: 334). Boswell presents Johnson and himself as conjoined in patriotism and piety. Not only...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 pages
...wisdom, bravery, or virtue. The man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." The extreme admiration Banks and Boswell felt for this passage was, I imagine, a response to the rapidity,...
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