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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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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 338 pages
...Paradise 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 : therefore, above...
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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 338 pages
...Paradise 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: therefore, above...
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History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun, Volume 1

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871
...himself, says: ' 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. ' 3 In fact,...
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History of English Literature, Volume 1

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...himself, says: ' 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.'1 In fact, at...
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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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Last days of Immanuel Kant and other writings

Thomas De Quincey - 1871
...present state compared! When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasiug; 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 Lave some notion of the vast reveries which brooded...
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the ...

Charles John Smith - English language - 1871 - 610 pages
...but never believe that we can promote good in any way by promoting persecution. "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." Millón. "True...
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey, "The English Opium Eater ..., Volume 3

Thomas De Quincey - 1871
...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 Lave some notion of the vast reveries which brooded...
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Poems [a selection] ed. with life and notes by J.M. Ross

John Milton - 1871
...331. t Philips. § History of Musiek, voi. iii., p. 134. II Hasson's Life of Milton, vol. i., p. 38. 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." Milton's education...
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Cues from All Quarters: Or, The Literary Musings of a Clerical Recluse

Francis Jacox - 1871 - 340 pages
...Paradise 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. Mr. Gladstone...
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