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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: And Journal of Improvement in Architecture ... - Page 327
edited by - 1834
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The New Oxford Book of English Prose

John Gross - 1998 - 1012 pages
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Queen Hynde

James Hogg - 1998 - 285 pages
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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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Fingal's Cave, the Poems of Ossian, and Celtic Christianity

Paul Marshall Allen, Joan deRis Allen - 1999 - 198 pages
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Historians on History: An Anthology

John Tosh - 2000 - 348 pages
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest, Lecturer Department of English 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 History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson - 1999 - 183 pages
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George MacLeod: Founder of the Iona Community

Ron Ferguson - 2001 - 446 pages
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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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