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" Sir, it is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good to the common people, and which clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their congregations... "
Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ... - Page 59
by Samuel Johnson - 1807
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 554 pages
...principle. And though tkrj are accumulating for him ia heaven a trcajure ofblijs priportiancd 10 4 and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good...learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is fuited to their congregations ; a practice, for which they will be praifed by men of fenfe. To infift...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 556 pages
...to 1763. and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good to the common people, an< ^ wn i en clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is fuited to their congregations; a practice, for which they will be praifed by men of fenfe. To infift...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 564 pages
...principle. And though tky art accumulating for him in bea-vena treafure of blifs proportioned to '763- and familiar manner, which is the only way to do good to the common people, which clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is fuited to their...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 464 pages
...fuccefs whichthofe called Methodifts have, Johnfon faid, «f It is owing to their expreffing themfelves in a plain and familiar manner, which is the only...learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is fuited to their congregations ; a practice for which they will be praifed by men of fenfe. To infift...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799 - 496 pages
...Subjec-.,, &c . by Jofeph Milner, AM Master of the Grammar School of Kingston-upon-HuH^ 1789,^. II. -, and familiar manner, Which is the only way to do good...from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their congrega- • tions ; a practice, for which they will be praised by men of sense. To, insist against...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 pages
...may be found, in many Christians of every denomination. expressing Aetat. 54.] The Methodists. 531 expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner,...clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a Johnson himself was, in a dignified manner, a Methodist. In his Rambler, No. 1 10, he mentions with...
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Gleanings in England, Volume 2

Samuel Jackson Pratt - 1801 - 628 pages
...whom I here allude, to their expressing themselves in a plain and familiar manner, which, he thought, the only way to do good to the common people, and...to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited 7 to their congregations ; a practice for which they will be praised by men of sense. To insist, says...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807 - 514 pages
...talked of preaching, and of the great success which those called methodists 8 have. JOHNSON. "Sir, it is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain...drunkenness as a crime, because it debases reason, the * All who are acquainted with the history of religion, (the most important, surely, that concerns the...
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Remarks on a pamphlet [by E. Paley] lately circulated in the ..., Volume 1

James Everett - 1812 - 138 pages
...great biographer speaking one day of the preaching and success of the Methodists, the Dr. said, "Sir, it is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain...only way to do good to the common people, and which- the clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it i& suited to their...
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The Increase, Influence, and Stability of Unestablished Religion: No Cause ...

Jacob Stanley - 1813 - 158 pages
...Johnson. On Boswell's making some observations on the success of the Methodists, the Dr. said, "Sir, it is owing to their expressing themselves in a plain...only way to do good to the common people, and which the clergymen of genius and learning ought to do from a principle of duty, when it is suited to their...
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