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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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In the Mountains

Elizabeth, Elizabeth Von Arnim - 1920 - 288 pages
...felt how thin he was, said of the "Serious Call" that he took it up expecting it to be a dull book, and perhaps to laugh at it "But I found Law quite an overmatch for me." He certainly would be an overmatch for me, I knew, should I try to stand up to him, but that was not...
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The Age of Pope (1700-1744)

John Dennis - 1924 - 260 pages
...not much think against it; and this lasted till I went to Oxford, when I took up Law's Serious Gall to a Holy Life, expecting to 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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A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life ; The Spirit of Love

William Law - 1978 - 526 pages
...manner of encomia. When Samuel Johnson went to Oxford, he picked it up "expecting to find it a dull book (such books generally are) and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me." Boswell, who reports this saying, adds, "From this time forward, religion was the dominant object of...
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In Continuity: The Last Essays of Austin Warren

Austin Warren - 1996 - 200 pages
...manner of encomia. When Samuel Johnson went to Oxford, he picked it up "expecting to find it a dull book (such books generally are) and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me." Boswell, who reports this saying, adds, "From this time forward, religion was the dominant object of...
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Saints on Earth: A Biographical Companion to Common Worship

John H. Darch, Stuart K. Burns - 2004 - 240 pages
...until l went to Oxford, where it would not be suffered. When at Oxford, l took up Law's Serious Call, expecting to find it a dull book (as such books generally are), and perhaps to laugh at it. But l found Law quite an overmatch for me; and this was the first occasion of my thinking in earnest of...
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Friends' Intelligencer, Volume 49

1892
...his best known work, the " Serious Call," now before me, the great Dr. Johnson said: "When 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 me ; and this was the first occasion of my thinking...
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The New Lady's Magazine, Or, Polite and Entertaining Companion for ..., Volume 6

1791
...Serious Call to th'c Unconverted," i expecting to find it a dull hook, (as fuch books gencYally arc,) and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite' an overmatch for me: and this was the firft occafion of my thinking in earned of religion, after I became Capable of rational inquiry. '...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, Volume 10

A. W. Ward - 1967 - 410 pages
...for I did not much think against it ; and this lasted till I went to Oxford3.' When there, 1 took np Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life, expecting to 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...
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Publications, Volume 33

Oxford Historical Society (Oxford, England) - 1897
...had been a lax talker, rather than thinker, against religion till he went to Oxford. ' When at Oxford I took up Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life, expecting to find it a dull 1 In the Oxford Sausage the ex-fellow who has taken a living regrets the time ' When calm around the...
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