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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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The Literary Character: Or, The History of Men of Genius, Drawn from Their ...

Isaac Disraeli - Authors - 1859 - 462 pages
...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...end, 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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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - Great Britain - 1859
...really written by the poet with some reference to his own recollections of himself as a child : — " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...to do What might be public good: myself I thought Bom to that end, born to promote all truth And righteous things." Writing in 1641, while his father...
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The Literary Character: Or, The History of Men of Genius, Drawn from Their ...

Isaac Disraeli - Authors - 1859 - 462 pages
...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...and know, and thence to do What might be public good : mjself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things. It is remarkable...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connection with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859 - 729 pages
...recollections of himself as a child: — " When I was yet a child, no childish piny To me was pleasing; ull my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence...be public good: myself I thought Born to that end, 1югп to promote all truth And righteous things." Writing in ICH, while his father was still alive,...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859
...the poet with some reference to his own recollections of himself as a child : — " When I was vet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing; all...Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might bo public good : myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth And righteous tilings."...
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The Scripture Testimony to the Messiah: An Inquiry with a View to ..., Volume 1

John Pye Smith - Messiah - 1859
...Besides such notable instances, his influence must have been widely and deeply felt, for — All his mind was set, Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, What might be public good. In " serving his own generation by the will of God," he became, as Bacon phrases it, " a servant of...
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Communion Thoughts

Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch - Communion sermons - 1860 - 204 pages
...exertion. Thus does the great English poet describe him, as communing with himself in meditation. " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth." " Victorious deeds Flamed in my heart, heroic acts ; one while To rescue Israel from the Roman yoke,...
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Communion Thoughts

Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch - Communion sermons - 1860 - 204 pages
...exertion. Thus does the great English poet describe him, as communing with himself in meditation. " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...to do What might be public good : myself I thought Bom to that end, born to promote all truth." " Victorious deeds Flamed in my heart, heroic acts ; one...
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Physiology of education: mental, moral, and social facts

William Moore Wooler - 1860
...unfavourable circumstances, " conceived in sin, and shapen in iniquity ;" moulded in utero to sin ad libitum. "When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...know, and thence to do What might be public good." These are the lines of Milton. Sometimes, however, the vernal ray quickens the blossom into unseasonable...
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The poetical works of John Milton. Paradise lost and regained

John Milton - 1860
...myself, and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my present state compared! When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was...Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, What might he puhlic good; myself I thought Born to that end, horn to promote all truth, All righteous things:...
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