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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. "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to the Hebrides ... - Página 20
por James Boswell - 1831
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Essays in Psychical Research

Ada Goodrich-Freer - 1899 - 330 páginas
...the glamour of the past and the pathos of the present. It was in lona that he wrote : — " We are now treading that illustrious island which was once...of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roaming barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the...
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The Novels and Poems of Sir Walter Scott: Poems and ballads

Walter Scott - 1900
...his tuneful strains ; Quench'd is his lamp of varied lore, That loved the light of song to pour ; 1 We were now treading that illustrious island, which...knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the uiiud from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if...
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A Short History of Monks and Monasteries

Alfred Wesley Wishart - 1900 - 454 páginas
...their small boats even as far as Iceland. Dr. Johnson says in his " Tour to the Hebrides " : " We are now treading that illustrious island which was once...barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessing of religion. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the...
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The Western Reserve Law Journal, Volume 2

1900
...of thousands of youth who here shall hail the "gladsome light of jurisprudence-" Johnson has said : "To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavored, and would be foolish if it were possible." From the quiet halls of learning reared on these...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia, Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume VI ...

1901
...and it was this brilliant era of its annals which rose in Johnson's mind when he described it as ' that illustrious island which was once the luminary...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion.' But neither piety nor learning availed to save it from the ravages of the fierce and heathen Norsemen....
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Catholic World, Volume 73

1901
...its existence which doubtless arose in Dr. Johnson's mind when he described "that illustrious island, once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." But alas ! neither holiness nor learning availed to save lona from the ravages of the fierce Norsemen....
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The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland, Volume 3

1901
...to be remembered as long as the spot and scenes that called them forth. " We were now," he says, " treading that illustrious Island which was once the...the Caledonian regions — whence savage clans and roaming barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the...
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The Church and Its Social Mission: (the Baird Lecture for 1901)

John Marshall Lang - 1902 - 364 páginas
...Dr Johnson, with his stubborn contempt of all that was Scotch, could write with enthusiasm as the " illustrious island which was once the luminary of...regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians received 1 In the preamble of Statutes, 24 Henry VIII. The words follow : " The determination of questions,...
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English & American Literature, Studies in Literary Criticism ..., Volume 9

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1903
...it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise." ' ' We are now treading that illustrious island which was once...barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessing of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavored,...
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The Lives of Eminent Saints

1904
...he took possession of it he laid the foundation of that far-famed seminary, "which," says Johnson, "was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions,...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." Till the coming of Columba this island (previously called Hy), was uninhabited, and his first care...
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