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" When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, What might be public good ; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things. "
Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Prefaces - Page 135
edited by - 1821 - 807 pages
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem. In Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1707 - 457 pages
...all my mind was fet Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be publick good } my felf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth,...above my years, The Law of God I read and found it fweet, Made it my whole delight, and in it grew To fuch perfeftion, that e'er yet my age . Had meafur'd...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1753 - 350 pages
...to do What might be public good ; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, z05 All righteous things : therefore above my years, The law of God I read, and found it fweet, Made it my whole delight, and in it grew To fuch perfeftion, that ere yet my age Had meafur'd...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added, Samson ...

John Milton - Epic poetry, English - 1759 - 390 pages
...to do What might be public good; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things : therefore above my years, The law of God I read, and found it fweet, Made it my whole delight, and in it grew To fuch perfeclion, that ere yet my age Had meafur'd...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 4, Page 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...to do What might be public good ; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things : therefore above my years, The law of God I read, and found it fweet, Made it my whole delight, and in it grew To fuch perfeftion, that ere yet my age Had meafur'd...
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A collection of Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, by D. Simpson

David Simpson - 1780
...all my mind was fet Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good ; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things; therefore above my year* The law of God I read, and found it fweet - Made Made it my whole delight, and in it grew To...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books, Volume 2

John Milton - 1784 - 463 pages
...all my mind was fet Serious to Team and know, and thence to do What might be publick good ; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth,...above my years> The law of God I read, and found- it fweet, Made it my whole delight, and in it grew To fuch perfection, that ere yet my age Had meafur'd...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - English poetry - 1785
...to do What might be public good ; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things : therefore above my years, The law of God I read, and found it fweet, Made it my whole delight, and in it grew To fuch perfeftion, that ere yet my age Had meafqr'd...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my present state compar'd ! zoo When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Poiumel11. B Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good ; myself I thought...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 11

English poets - 1790
...to do What might be public good ; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 20J All righteous things : therefore above my years, The law of God I read, and found it fweet, Made it my whole delight, and in it grew To fuch perfeftion, that ere yet my age Had meafur'd...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton,: With Notes of Various Authors. To which ...

John Milton, Henry John Todd - 1809
...do, What might be publick good ; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things : therefore, above my years, The law of God I read, and found it fweet, Made it my whole delight, and in it grew To fuch perfection, that, ere yet my age Had meafur'd...
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