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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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The British poets, including translations, Volume 17

British poets - 1822
...state compared ! 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 Literary Character, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - Authors, English - 1822
...school-life: — " 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." It is remarkable...
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Paradise Regained: Samson Agonistes, Comus and Arcades

John Milton - 1823 - 377 pages
...present state compared! 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 3

John Milton - 1824
...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 1Q5. — meditations'] This is the reading in Milton's own edition ; in all the...
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A biographical history of England, adapted to a methodical catalogue of ...

James Granger - 1824
...MILTON, (Mat. 10.) " 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." PARAD. REG....
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...state compartí ! 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, 205 i All righteous things : therefore...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Apologetics - 1825 - 345 pages
...represented 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 1 thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things: therefore above...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 3

Anecdotes - 1826
...PHILLIP SYDNEY. " 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 Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors, Volume 4

John Milton - 1826
...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 publick good ; myself I thought It should be observed, that D'Anville, in the map of Palestine in his...
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Discourses and Addresses on Subjects of American History, Arts, and Literature

Gulian Crommelin Verplanck - America - 1833 - 257 pages
...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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