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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
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The Church of England Magazine, Volume 25

1848
...When at Oxford, I took np Law's ' Serious Call to the Unconverted,' expecting to find it a dull book, and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch 1'or me ; and this was the first occasion of my thinking in earnest of religion, after I became capable...
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Lives of men of letters and science who flourished in ..., Volume 2; Volume 123

Henry Peter Brougham (1st baron Brougham and Vaux.) - 1846
...talker against religion," as he described himself, " for he did not much think against it." At Oxford he took up Law's ' Serious Call to a Holy Life,' expecting to find a subject of ridicule ; but he " found Law quite an overmatch for him," and from that time his belief...
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Lives of Men of Letters and Science: Who Flourished in the Time of ..., Volume 2

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1846 - 301 pages
...talker against religion," as he described himself, " for he did not much think against it." At Oxford he took up Law's " Serious Call to a Holy Life," expecting to find a subject of ridicule ; but he " found Law quite an overmatch for him," and from that time his belief...
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Lives of Men of Letters of the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1856 - 438 pages
...talker against religion," as he described himself, " for he did not much think against it." At Oxford he took up Law's ' Serious Call to a Holy Life,' expecting to find a subject of ridicule ; but he " found Law quite an overmatch for him," and from that time his belief...
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Our Christian classics: readings from the best divines, with ..., Volumes 3-4

Christian classics - 1858
...from all eternity ! WOBBRN ABBEY, 12M Augutt 1036. WILLIAM LAW. " When at Oxford," says Dr Johnson, " I took up Law's ' Serious Call to a Holy Life,' expecting to find it a doll book (as such books generally are), and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch...
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Quarterly Review, Volume 103

1858
...and drunk and swore with the same vehemence that he did everything which he did at all. At Oxford he took up ' Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life,' expecting to find it dull, and intending to ridicule it. He quickly discovered that he was over-matched, and for the first...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1858
...and drunk and swore with the same vehemence that he did everything which he did at all. At Oxford he took up ' Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life,' expecting to find it dull, and intending to ridicule it. He quickly discovered that he was over-matched, and for the first...
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Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 pages
...this lasted till I went to Oxford, where it would not be suffered. When at Oxford, I took up 'Law's 6 Serious Call to a Holy Life,' expecting to find it a dull book (us such books generally are), and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 6

1867
...insensible to the earnestness which breathes in Law's practical writings. " When at Oxford," he says, " 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 over-match for me, and this was...
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The baptist Magazine

1868
...offending in this direction he unsparingly denounced, and * " When at Oxford, I took up Law's Serious Cull 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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