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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. "
Walks in Oxford;: Comprising an Original, Historical, and Descriptive ... - Página 163
por W. M. Wade - 1818 - 388 páginas
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Early Celtic Christianity

Brendan Lehane - 1968 - 240 páginas
...point for religion in Scotland throughout the centuries that followed. "That man', wrote Dr Johnson, 'is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not...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
...frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little...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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A Loose Canon: Essays on History, Modernity and Tradition

Brian J. Coman - 2007 - 172 páginas
...frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little...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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Partners in God's Love

John Davey - 2007 - 404 páginas
...patriotism. "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." But to keep things in balance he also said: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...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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The Globe, Volúmenes12-13

William Henry Thorne - 1902
...outweighs ten thousand suns. Of such patriotism we might hear Dr. Johnson very differently saying: "That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force on the plains of Marathon," adding, "or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona."...
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