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" When at Oxford, I took up Law's ' Serious Call to a Holy Life,' expecting to find it a dull book, (as such books generally are), and perhaps to laugh at it But 1 found Law quite an overmatch for me... "
The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review - Page 111
edited by - 1808
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...against it ; and this lasted till I went to Oxford, where it would not be suffered. When at Oxford, I took up ' Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life,' expecting to find it a dull book, (as such books generally arc,) and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me ; and this was the first...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, Volume 36

1813
...; but " when at Oxford," says he, " I took up Law's Serious Call, expecting to find it a dull book, and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me." On another occasion, when commending Law's Serious Call, he asserted that it was " the finest piece...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1824
...against it; and this lasted till I went to Oxford, where it would not be suffered. When at Oxford, I took up ' Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life,' expecting...find it a dull book (as such books generally are), arid perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me; and this, was the first occasion...
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History of the Church of England, from the Earliest Periods to the Present ...

Edward Rutledge - 1825 - 310 pages
...surpassed by any production of its kind. " When at Oxford," said Johnson, " I took up Law's Serious Call, expecting to find it a dull book, as such books generally...quite an overmatch for me, and this was the first time of my thinking in earnest about religion. Bentley, a man of prodigious attainments, and who at...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...against it; and this lasted till I went to Oxford, where it would not be suffered. When at Oxford, I took up Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life, expecting to find it a dull book, as such books geflerally are, and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me; and this was...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1827
...the writings of Law, we entirely sympathize with the confession of Dr. Johnson, when he said ; " I took up Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life, expecting to find it a dull book, as such books usually are, and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me ; and this was the...
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The English Gentleman's Library Manual: Or, A Guide to the Formation of a ...

William Goodhugh - 1827 - 392 pages
...4*. Dr. Johnson says, When at Oxford, I took up Law's Serious Call, expecting to find it a dull book, and perhaps to laugh at it, but I found Law quite an overmatch for me, and thii was the first occasion of my thinking seriously of Religion. l.ije by llasu'i-rt. Dr. Johnson...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1831
...against it ; and this lasted till I went to Oxford, where it would not be suffered. When at Oxford, I took up 'Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life,' expecting...books generally are), and perhaps to laugh at it. But 1 found Law quite an overmatch for me ; and this was the first occasion of my thinking in earnest of...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835
...against it; and this lasted till I went to Oxford, where it would not be suffered. When at Oxford, Z n 5 A & $ D ("$X ( DC h ( f6 d3 wfc O᧊h#X FA l hook (as such books generally are), and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 8

Englishmen - 1836
...practice of the Christian world."1 A still higher testimony to Law's powers is furnished by Dr Johnson : " When at Oxford," says he, " I took up Law's ' Serious...expecting to find it a dull book, (as such books generally are,J and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an over-match for me ; and this was the first...
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