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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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De Quincey's Works: Miscellanies: chiefly narrative

Thomas De Quincey - 1854
...present state compared 1 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" — he will have some notion of the vast reveries which, brooded...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life

John Milton - Bookbinding - 1855 - 491 pages
...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: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton - 1855 - 570 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 Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859
...as a child : — " 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." Writing in 1641,...
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The works of Isaac Disraeli (ed. by B. Disraeli).

Isaac Disraeli - 1859
...his 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: mjself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things. It is remarkable...
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The Scripture Testimony to the Messiah: An Inquiry with a View to ..., Volume 1

John Pye Smith - Messiah - 1859
...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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Physiology of education: mental, moral, and social facts

William Moore Wooler - 1860
...sin ad libitum. "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." These are the lines of Milton. Sometimes, however, the vernal ray quickens the blossom into unseasonable...
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Communion Thoughts

Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch - Communion sermons - 1860 - 204 pages
...in meditation. " 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." " Victorious deeds Flamed in my heart,...
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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 1862
...state compar'd ! When I was yet a child, no childish play To rne 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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Beauties

Thomas De Quincey - Authors, English - 1862 - 420 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" — he will have some notion of the vast reveries which brooded...
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