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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 Popular Manual of English Literature: Containing Outlines of the ... - Sivu 51
tekijä(t) Maude Gillette Phillips - 1885 - 1150 sivua
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 sivua
...eloquent paslages which dwell on the memory, the reflection that introduces the account of Icolmkill, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion," is remarkable for its piety, pathos, and sublimity. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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The Boswellian Hero

William C. Dowling - 2008 - 224 sivua
...Western Islands which Boswell at one point introduces into his own narrative, a meditation on lona, " 'whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion' ": " 'whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or...
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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 sivua
...contemplated through the journey from the first sights of ruined cathedrals in St. Andrews and Aberbrothick: We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledoman regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest, Lecturer Department of English Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 sivua
...time in an attitude of silent admiration. 34 The sublime passage which left Banks speechless was this: We were now treading that illustrious island, which...from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - 2000 - 241 sivua
...superstition."5 The emotional climax of Johnson's journey comes in his visit to the moldering churches on lona, "that illustrious island, which was once the luminary...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion" (148). (The monastery that St. Columba founded on lona in 563 provided the center from which missionaries...
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Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P

Jennifer Speake - 2003 - 1479 sivua
...church profaned and hastening to the ground." At Icolmkill, Johnson rises magnificently to the occasion: "Once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion . . . That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon,...
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The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

H. W. Tilman - 2004 - 896 sivua
...to quote it in connexion with what is after all only a series of attempts to climb a high mountain: To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our...
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Samuel Johnson

Timothy Wilson-Smith - 2004 - 160 sivua
...Columba preached the gospel to the Scots. It was Johnson who found words appropriate to the place. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion . . . That man is little to be envied. . . . whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.166...
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