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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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Discourses and Addresses on Subjects of American History, Arts, and Literature

Gulian Crommelin Verplanck - America - 1833 - 257 pages
...and always well directed, and it may be said of him, in the Miltonic language he loved, • all his mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good; himself he thought Born. to that end, born, to promote all truth, And righteous things. He despised...
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Discourses and Addresses on Subjects of American History, Arts, and Literature

Gulian Crommelin Verplanck - America - 1833 - 257 pages
...and always well directed, and It may be said of him, in the Miltonic language he loved, • all his mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good; himself he thought Born to that end, born, to promote all trath, And righteous things. He despised...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Mitford - 1834
...and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my present state compar'd ! aoo When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...and know, and thence to do What might be public good ; my self I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things : therefore,...
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The Literary Life and Miscellanies of John Galt, Volume 2

John Galt - 1834
... LITERARY LIFE, .. , ANll MISCELLANIES, JOHN gALT. When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...know, and thence to do What might be public good. MILTON. IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL. II. WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH ; AND T. CADELL, STRAND, LONDON. ....
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The Literary Life and Miscellanies of John Galt, Volume 2

John Galt - 1834
... V1.1 ' .I . .* 0: s A k\ LITERARY LIFE, MISCELLANIES, JOHN GALT. When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to du What might be public goo<L Mil. TON. IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL. II. WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH; AWP...
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The Literary Life and Miscellanies of John Galt, Volume 1

John Galt - Novelists, Scottish 19th century Biography - 1834
...LITERARY LIFE, MISCELLANIES, JOHN GALT. 3. When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing j all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good. MILTON. IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL. I. WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH; AND T. CADELL, STRAND, LONDON. M.DCCC.XXXIV....
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"Curiosities of Literature: 2d series and his "Literary character".

Isaac Disraeli - 1835
...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...born to promote all truth, All righteous things— Par. Reg. If the youth of genius is apt. to retire from the ordinary sports of his mates, he often...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins

English poetry - 1836
...myself, and hear What from without comes often to my ears, III anting with my present state compared ! When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing; all my mind was set Serious to Icam and know, and thence to do, What might be public good; myself I thought Born to that end, born...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 1

1837
...treasure for future labours. He mentions the thoughtful character of his mind in Paradise Regained : — " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...born to promote all truth, All righteous things." How his parents must have wept and rejoiced — for joy often weeps ! — over Jansen's portrait of...
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Modern Society, Or, The March of Intellect: The Conclusion of Modern ...

Catherine Sinclair - English fiction - 1837 - 470 pages
...with our safe and speedy preparation for a better and more enduring inheritance. CHAPTER XVI. VVhrn I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing...to learn and know, and thence to do What might be gen'ral good t myself I thought fiorn to that end, born to promote all truth, • All righteous things....
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