I have completed reading the whole Bible through since January last. I began it on the first day of the present year, and finished it on the 26th of October. I have read it in that space four times, and not without real profit to myself. I always find in it something new; it being, like its Author, infinite and inexhaustible. — Samuel Eyles Pierce, 1814
This man's biography in Wikipedia makes interesting reading...frequently accused of antinomianism, he fell out with congregations and patrons a number of times. At one point his first wife even withdrew her financial support because of his beliefs.