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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. "
Loudon's Architectural Magazine - Page 327
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The Poetical Works of Rogers, Campbell, J. Montgomery, Lamb, and Kirke White ...

Samuel Rogers - 1829 - 497 pages
...any ground which has been • li: niti il by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man iť '.uL- to In: envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would oot grow warmer among the ruins of lona. — JOHHSOH. >'ote To, pa^e 3, col. 3. And wiirb and weep...
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The Dove in the Stone: Finding the Sacred in the Commonplace

Alice O. Howell - 1988 - 199 pages
...set foot on their island. But the spirit of Columba never left the place, and Johnson was to remark: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...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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The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

Thomas Bulfinch - 1993 - 495 pages
...Druidical origin. It is in reference to all these remains of ancient religion that Johnson exclaims, 'That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plains of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer amid the ruins of lona.' In the 'Lord of the...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Greg Clingham - 1997 - 266 pages
...conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground that has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...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
...build their own byres and dykes. Even in its state of dissolution, lona moved Dr Johnson, who observed: That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would...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
...both moved by the presence of history. Boswell repeats Johnson s expostulation in his 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...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 pages
...indifferent and unmoved, over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. The man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would...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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The Abolition of Man

C. S. Lewis - 2009 - 128 pages
...difference lies. They might have used Johnson's famous passage from the Western Islands, which concludes: 'That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona.'! They might have taken that place in The Prelude where Wordsworth describes how the antiquity...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 580 pages
...us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona!89" That is well said; and it underlines the way in which Johnson's learning, his sense of history...
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Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal, Volume 12

Scottish Mountaineering Club - 1913
...has turned into Latin prose, the famous passage which ends in the typically Augustan declamation : " That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." Less often quoted is the delightful account of the Doctor's arrival at Lochbuie—" where we found...
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