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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 Methodist Quarterly Review, Volume 26; Volume 48

Methodist Church - 1866
...says of himself: " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing : all my mind wag 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." He seems to...
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The Four Gospels: Mark, Luke, and John

Abiel Abbot Livermore - Bible - 1842
...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 rightHOus things; therefore, above...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir, and Critical ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1843
...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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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...stale compar'd ! When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set l: And who but wishes to invert the laws Of order, sins against th* E : myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things ; therefore, above...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 8

1843
...says : " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Desirous to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good." Such is the nature of Genius — such the manner in which it is often developed. It delights to leave...
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The Christian Teacher, Volume 3

Christianity - 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, bora to promote all truth, All righteous things ; therefore above...
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The Book of Good Examples Drawn from Authentic History and Biography ...

John Frost - Conduct of life - 1846 - 288 pages
...PHILIP 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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Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year ...

New-York Historical Society - New York (State) - 1821
...directed, and it may be said of him, in that Miltoģic language which 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 horn, to promote all truth, And righteous things. He despised...
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The Sunday school penny magazine. New ser., vol.5,6; illustr, Volume 6

Manchester district Sunday school assoc
...OF JOHN MILTON. "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 Bom to that end, born to promote all truth And righteous things." — Paradiie Regained....
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A Biblical reading book, by the author of the 'People's dictionary of the ...

John Relly Beard - 1849
...as thus speaking: 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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