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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
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 pages
...find text to support these distortions. Had not Milton (or was it Christ ?) said in Paradise Regained: 'When I was yet a child, no childish play / To me...my mind was set / Serious to learn and know' ? And this being so, II Penseroso was obviously a selfportrait; L'Allegro, someone else. The baffled, disappointed...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 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...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 sweet, Made...
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Jesus in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

James Leslie Houlden - Religion - 2003 - 984 pages
...mysterious calling in terms reminiscent of the poet's own accounts of his youthful sense of vocation: When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...know, and thence to do What might be public good. (PR I, 201-204) Here the Gospel narrative of the birth and early life is put into the mouth of his...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...my ears, 111 sorting with my present state compared.0 200 When I was yet a child, no childish play0 To me was pleasing, all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do0 What might be public good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth,0 All righteous...
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