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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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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 trath, And righteous things. He despised...
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The Literary Life and Miscellanies of John Galt, Volume 1

John Galt - Novelists, Scottish 19th century Biography - 1834
...MISCELLANIES, JOHN GALT. 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. MILTON. IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL. I. WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH ; AND T. CADELL, STRAND, LONDON. M.DCCC.XXXIV....
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1834
...state compar'd! aoo 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 ; my self I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things : therefore,...
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"Curiosities of Literature: 2d series and his "Literary character".

Isaac Disraeli - 1835
...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— Par. Reg. If...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 1

1837
...Regained : — " 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." How his parents...
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Modern Society: Or, The March of Intellect, the Conclusion of Modern ...

Catherine Sinclair - English fiction - 1837 - 470 pages
...inheritance. CHAPTER XVI. When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleading ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be gen'ral good ; myself I thought Born to that end* born to promote all truth. All righteous thiugs....
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Mitford - 1838
...state compar'd ! aoo 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 ; my self I thought , Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things : therefore,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1839
...state compar'd ! aoo 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 ; my self I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things : therefore,...
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Lives of Eminent Unitarians: With a Notice of Dissenting Academies, Volume 1

William Turner - Unitarian Universalist churches - 1840 - 417 pages
...state compared! When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all r(fy 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 ; therefor* above...
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The Christian Teacher, Volume 3

England - 1841
...holy 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 ; therefore above...
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