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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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A Manual of English Literature: A Text Book for Schools and Colleges

John Seely Hart - 1872 - 636 pages
...Christian Perfection, are still aniuug our most popular works ou practical religion. - \Mi-ii at Oxford, I took up Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life, expecting...dull book (as such books generally are), and perhaps laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for m«; and this wae the first occasion of my thinking...
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PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT MEN AND WOMEN OF EUROPE AND AMERICA

EVERT A. DUYCKINCK - 1872
...piety which he met with there—"Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life." He took it up, he tells us, " expecting to find it a dull book, as such books generally...and perhaps to laugh at it, but I found Law quite an even match for me; and this was the first occasion of my thinking in earnest of religion, after I became...
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Works of Henry Lord Brougham: Men of letters of the time of George III

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1872
...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, William Wallace - 1873 - 560 pages
...to Oxford, where it would not be suffered. When at Oxford, I took up Luio's lierions Call to a Huly Life, expecting to find it a dull book (as such books...and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmateh for me : and this was the first occasion of my thinking in earnest of religion, after I became...
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The English Church in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 2

Charles John Abbey, John Henry Overton - 1878
...against religion, for I did not much think against it; and this lasted until I went to Oxford, where I took up Law's " Serious Call to a Holy Life," expecting...find it a dull book (as such books generally are). But I found Law quite an over-match for me, and this was the first occasion of my thinking in earnest.'1...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1880
...tieatment In his boyhood, ought not to be included in the catalogue of his failings.— MABKLASD. Oxford, 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. Bat I found Law quite an overmatch...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., and the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - 1885
...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...laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me ;2 and this was the first occasion of my thinking in earnest of religion, after I became capable of...
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Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1892
...MD Published by Millar in 1753. Gent. Mag. 1753, p. 202. 3 'When I was at Oxford,' said Johnson, ' 1 took up Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life, expecting...at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me.' Life, i. 68. 4 A Course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy, by the late Rich. Helsham, MD Gent. Mag....
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Short History of the Christian Church

John Fletcher Hurst - 1893 - 672 pages
...a Holy Life" (1729), of which Samuel Johnson says: "When at Oxford I took up Law's 'Serious Call,' expecting to find it a dull book (as such books generally are), and perhaps laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me ; and this was the first occasion of my thinking...
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The age of Pope Repr

John Dennis - 1896
...against religion, for I did not much think against it; and this lasted till I went to Oxford, when I took up Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life, expecting...find it a dull book (as such books generally are), but I found Law quite an overmatch for me; and this was the first occasion of my thinking in earnest.'...
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