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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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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...and here What from without comes often to my ears, III sorting with my present state compar'dt When 1 was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing...be public good ; myself I thought Born to that end, bora to promote all truth, AH righteon« things : therefore, Above my years, The law of God I read,...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...while I consider What from within I feel myself, and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my present state compar'd ! When I was...to learn and know, and thence to do What might be publick good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things: therefore,...
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...I consider What from within I feel myself, and hear What from without comes often to ray ears, 111 sorting with my present state compar'd ' When I was...childish play To me was pleasing; all my mind was get Serious to learn and know, and thence to <k» What might be publk-k good; myself I thought Born...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - 1810 - 345 pages
...CHRIST spent most of his leisure in this manner.. Our great Epic bard hath represented him as saying : " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing; all my mind w*> set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might he puhlic good ; myself I thought Born...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1813 - 565 pages
...and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my present state compar'd ! 200 When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thtnce to do, What might be public good; myself I thought Born to that end, horn to promote all truth,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal

Books - 1817
...How different is the youthful picture of himself which has supposed our Saviour to draw ! • — " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...born to promote all truth, All righteous things." , Paradise Regained, Milton Ì. 201. ' Witch. Spare not thyself — proceed. ' Man. She was like me...
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The Northern star, or, Yorkshire magazine, Volume 3

Arthur Jewitt - 1818
...Burns were remarkably serious boya. Milton has preserved for us, in solemn numbers, his scbool-llfe : " When I was yet a child, no childish play ' , . , To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Serions to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good, myself I thought Born to tbat...
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The American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review, Volume 3

H. Biglow, Orville Luther Holley - American literature - 1818
...were remarkably serious boys. Milton has preserved for us, in solemn numbers, his school-life— ' When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Serious to leam and know, and thence to do What might be public good, myself I thought Born to that end, born...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1820 - 807 pages
...to my ears, HI sotting with my present state compar'd ! Wan I was yet a child, no childish play Tome 0 $ Wat might be public good ; myself I thought Bom to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous...
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The Literary Character, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - Authors, English - 1822
...youth; as were HOBBES and BACON. MILTON has preserved for us, in solemn numbers, his school-life: — " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...born to promote all truth, All righteous things." It is remarkable that this love of repose and musing is retained throughout life. A man of fine genius...
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