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" ... the state of his soul, whether he was of the number of the elect ; what was the occasion of his conversion ; upon what day of the month and hour of the day it happened ; how it was carried on, and when completed ? The whole examination was summed... "
The British Essayists;: Spectator - Page 193
by Alexander Chalmers - 1808
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 11-12

British essayists - 1823
...president of Magdalen college in Oxford, and one of the assembly of divines who sat at Westminster. namely, whether he was prepared for death ? The boy, who had...of his wits at the solemnity of the proceeding, and especially by the last dreadful interrogatory ; so that, upon making his escape out of this house of...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...whole examination was summed up with one short question, namely, whether he was prepared for death 1 The boy, who had' been bred up by honest parents,...wits at the solemnity of the proceeding, and by the lastdreadful interrogatory; so that, upon making his escape out of this house of mourning, he could...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an ..., Volume 10

Spectator (London, England : 1711) - 1824
...and when completed? The whole examination was summed up with one short question, namely, Whether ht was prepared for death? The boy, who had been bred up by honest parents, was frightened out of his wits by the solemnity of the proceeding, and by the last dreadful interrogatory;...
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Lambeth and the Vatican: Or, Anecdotes of the Church of Rome, of ..., Volume 3

Anecdotes - 1825
...solemnity of the proceediug, and by the last dreadful interrogatory ; so that, making his escape out of the house of mourning, he could never be brought a second...as not being able to go through the terrors of it. GEORGE WHITFIELD. The celebrated George Whitfield says, he-received " a bank bill of ten pounds as...
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Lambeth and the Vatican: Or, Anecdotes of the Church of Rome, of the Refomed ...

Anecdotes - 1825
...whether he was prepared fur death? The young man who had been bred up by honest parents, was frightened out of his wits at the solemnity of the proceeding,...and by the last dreadful interrogatory ; so that, making his escape out of the house of mourning, he could never be brought a second time to the examination...
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The Spectator: Corrected from the Originals, Volume 7

1827
...and one of the assembly of divines who sat at Westminster. summed up with one short question, namely, whether he was prepared for death ? The boy, who had...was frighted out of his wits at the solemnity of the preceding, and by the last dreadful interrogatory ; so that, upon making his escape out of this house...
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Outlines of Ecclesiastical History: On a New Plan, Designed for Academies ...

Charles Augustus Goodrich - Church history - 1829 - 424 pages
...solemnity of the proceediug, and by the last dreadful interrogatory ; so that, making his escape out of the house of mourning, he could never be brought a second...as not being able to go through the terrors of it. GEORGE WHITFIELD. The celebrated George Whitfield says, he received " a bank bill of ten pounds as...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an ..., Volume 10

Spectator - 1832
...carried on, and when completed? The whole examination vvas summed up with one short question, namely, ' Whether he was prepared for death?' The boy, who had...up by honest parents, was frighted out of his wits by the solemnity of the proceeding, and by the last dreadful interrogatory; so that upon making his...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 82

1864
...presented himself for matriculation, examined him, not in his learning, but upon the state of his soul, and whether he was prepared for death. " The boy, who had been bred by honest parente, was frighted out of his wits at the solemnity of the proceeding, and by the last...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder, Volume 2

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - English essays - 1849
...carried on, and when completed. The whole examination was summed up with one short question ; namely, " whether he was prepared for death ?" The boy, who...as not being able to go through the terrors of it. I have, in former papers, shown how great a tendency there is to cheerfulness in religion, and how...
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