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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 Life and Remains of Edward Daniel Clarke: Professor of Mineralogy in the ... - Pągina 220
per William Otter - 1827 - 528 pągines
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Acts of Union: Scotland and the Literary Negotiation of the British Nation ...

Leith Davis - 1998 - 219 pągines
...moved by the presence of history. Boswell repeats Johnson s expostulation in his 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...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest, Lecturer Department of English Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 pągines
...us, 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 not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. 35 The extreme admiration Banks and Boswell...
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The Abolition of Man

C. S. Lewis - 2009 - 128 pągines
...lies. They might have used Johnson's famous passage from the Western Islands, which concludes: '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 Iona.'! They might have taken that place in...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 580 pągines
...indifferent and 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 the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona!89" That is well said; and it underlines...
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Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal, Volum 12

Scottish Mountaineering Club - 1913
...turned into Latin prose, the famous passage which ends in the typically Augustan declamation : " 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." Less often quoted is the delightful...
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The Irish Scots and the "Scotch-Irish"

John C. Linehan - 2009 - 138 pągines
...put down by an act of parliament : not an Irish history permitted in an Irish national school. '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 amid the ruins of lona,' are the words of...
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The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

H. W. Tilman - 2004 - 896 pągines
...indifferent and 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 the plain of Marathon or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. CHAPTER TEN Last Days and Reflections...
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Patriotism: Quotations from Around the World

Herb Galewitz - 2003 - 64 pągines
...throats, And ask no 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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Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P

Jennifer Speake - 2003 - 1479 pągines
...clans and roving 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 the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." Given the oral nature of much Gaelic...
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The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley

George Dekker - 2005 - 314 pągines
...indifferent and 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 the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. (Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western...
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