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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. "
The Edinburgh Observer: Or, Town and Country Magazine - Página 119
1817
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 328 páginas
...prompt emotion: "That man is little to lx- envied, whose patriotism would not gain force u|xm the plains of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona" (Journey to the Western I1les of Scotland, ed. Mary Ijtscelles [New Haven, 1971], 148). 35 In other...
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The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

H. W. Tilman - 2004 - 896 páginas
...unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. CHAPTER TEN Last Days and Reflections 7 cannot imagine any place less suitable to choose than the high...
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Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P

Jennifer Speake - 2003 - 1479 páginas
...barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion . . . That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." Given the oral nature of much Gaelic culture, Johnson found it difficult to amass evidence on debated...
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Patriotism: Quotations from Around the World

Herb Galewitz - 2003 - 64 páginas
...questions but the price of votes. Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon . . . SAMUEL JOHNSON Country is dear, but liberty is dearer still. JUVENAL I look upon the whole world...
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The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley

George Dekker - 2005 - 314 páginas
...unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. (Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands, 1775)1 Scott's busy life afforded limited time for...
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Back Roads to Far Towns: Bashō's Travel Journal

Basho, Bashō Matsuo - 2004 - 93 páginas
...unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lonal" Weeping Rock: Located at Mt. Ken in China, named by poet Tu Yu, for a famous tomb there which,...
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Early Celtic Christianity

Brendan Lehane - 1968 - 240 páginas
...in Scotland throughout the centuries that followed. "That man', wrote Dr Johnson, 'is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon...would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.' And nowadays a new abbey has risen to try to revive the faded message of Christianity. The saint also set...
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Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 2006 - 328 páginas
...unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona! We came too late to visit monuments: some care was necessary for ourselves. Whatever was in the Island,...
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Partners in God's Love

John Davey - 2007 - 404 páginas
...last refuge of a scoundrel." But to keep things in balance he also said: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." What has Scripture to say about this love? For thousands of years Jewish patriots have composed hymns...
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A Loose Canon: Essays on History, Modernity and Tradition

Brian J. Coman - 2007 - 172 páginas
...unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. But Johnson and Boswell were not the only literary figures to be attracted to these western islands....
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