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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... "
Lord of the Isles. Occasional pieces - Page 119
de Walter Scott - 1900
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - 1801 - 374 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...barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would be impossible if it were...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

1805 - 570 pages
...needless to transcribe it. Mr. M. every where feels the full force of Johnson's observation, that ' to abstract the mind from all local emotion would...endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible ;' and never ' with frigid philosophy passes indifferent and unmoved over any ground, which has been...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - 1805 - 340 pages
...now treading that illustrious island, which was onee the luminary of the Caledonian regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - 1805 - 340 pages
...now treading that illustrious island, which was onee the luminary of the Caledonian regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured...
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Picture of Edinburgh

John Stark (of Edinburgh.) - 1806 - 532 pages
...that farfamed. island, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions," as Dr. Johnson expresses it, " whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." The disciples of St. Columbus, who were called Culdees, were a regular clergy, differing from the church...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 496 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...blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1807 - 526 pages
...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...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from I all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible....
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son, Volume 1

George Gregory - 1808 - 352 pages
...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....withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes tha past, the distant, or the future predominate over (he present, advances us in the dignity of thinking...
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The British Tourist's, Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through ..., Volume 2

William Fordyce Mavor - 1809 - 378 pages
...which was once the luminary of the Caledoni.in fregions, whence savage clans and roving barba. rians derived the benefits of knowledge, -and the blessings...religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion vfonld be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - 1810 - 438 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...abstract the mind from all local emotion would be T t impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...
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