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" Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct... "
Poems - Page 50
by Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 295 pages
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Civilization - 1832
...ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied whoso patriotism would not gain force upon the plain* of...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Tona." — Dr. Johnson. Tour in the Itlandt of Scotland. 1632.] 316 [NOVEMBER 10, THE OLD CHURCH OF...
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Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers, and the Investigation of Truth

John Abercrombie - Mind and body - 1832 - 349 pages
...bravery, or virtue. 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 among the ruins of lona." III. ARBITRARY or FICTITIOUS ASSOCIATION. — This association is generally produced by a voluntary...
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Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate: With Brief ...

John Britton - Tunbridge Wells (England) - 1832 - 148 pages
...bravery, or virtue. 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 among the ruins of lona."* * " Tour in the Western Islands of Scotland." Marathon. is a village of Attica, about forty miles from...
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The Dove in the Stone: Finding the Sacred in the Commonplace

Alice O. Howell - Body, Mind & Spirit - 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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Divided Fictions: Fanny Burney and Feminine Strategy

Kristina Straub - Literary Criticism
...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 senses;...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona! [JWI 123-24] The reverence for the religious heritage of lona Johnson shares with Martin. But both...
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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 - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 266 pages
...my friends, be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground that has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue....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 - History - 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 - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 219 pages
...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 presents Johnson and himself as conjoined in patriotism and piety. Not only...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest, Lecturer Department of English Harriet Guest - Literary Criticism - 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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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - Religion - 2001 - 580 pages
...the wisdom of the past. Here is Johnson movingly pondering his visit to the monastic island of lona: Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...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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