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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... "
Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ... - Page 22
by John Milton - 1785
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Age of reason - 1803 - 351 pages
...bard hath reprefented him as faying: " When I *as yet a child, no chiidifh play " To me was plealing ; all my mind was fet " Serious to learn and know, and...thought " Born to that end, born to promote all truth, "§A11 righteous things : therefore above my year* " Tbe law of GOD I read, and found it fweet, " Made...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807
...state compar'-d ! 200 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: therefore above...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Apologetics - 1809 - 393 pages
...him as saying : " 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 : therefore above...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 5

John Milton, Henry John Todd - 1809
...does Milton here imagine the youthful meditations of our Saviour ! Dr. Jortin was of opinion, that Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, What might be publick good ; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...present state compar'dt When 1 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, bora to promote all truth, AH righteon« things : therefore, Above...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...present state compar'd ! 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 publick good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things: therefore,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal

Books - 1817
...draw ! • — " 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." , Paradise Regained,...
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The Northern star, or, Yorkshire magazine, Volume 3

Arthur Jewitt - 1818
..." 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 end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things"— Par. Дед....
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1819
...present state compar'd ! 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: therefore, above...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 2

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 807 pages
...state compar'd ! 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 : therefore, above...
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