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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 poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...compared ! 2OO " 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,...
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The Mother of the Wesleys: A Biography

John Kirk - 1864 - 351 pages
..." — " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Seriously to learn and know, and thence to do, What might be public good." From the moment of his birth, his parents, in solemn vows and prayers, had consecrated him to the Lord...
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Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 3

Thomas De Quincey - 1865 - 280 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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The Poetical Works of John Milton with a Life of the Author: Preliminary ...

John Milton, Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 688 pages
...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, born to promote all truth, All righteous things : therefore, above...
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Methodist Review, Volume 48

1866
...says of himself: 4 " When I was jet a child, DO 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." He seems to...
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Life and Times of John Milton

William Carlos Martyn - Great Britain - 1866 - 307 pages
...boyhood : ' ' When I was yet a child, no childish play To me seemed 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 And righteous things." Thomas Young...
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The British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...state compar'd ! sw 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, 206 All righteous things : therefore,...
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The literary character

Characters and characteristics in literature - 1867 - 152 pages
...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 : myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things. It is remarkable...
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Scribners Monthly, Volume 8

Literature - 1874
...serene, happy face. " While yet I was a child, no childish play To me was pleasing : and 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 And righteous things." He was already...
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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 2

John Milton - 1870
...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, 205 All righteous things : therefore...
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