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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 - 1753 - 721 pages
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Sir Christopher Wren and His Times

James Elmes - Architects - 1852 - 436 pages
...full -plumed wing. 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. His L' Allegro...
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Evergreen, Volumes 7-8

Christian literature, American - 1850
...other children : " When I waź yet a child, no childish play To ine 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, bom to promote all truth, All righteous things ; therefore above...
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ..., Volume 2

John Milton, George Gilfillan - 1853
...state compar'd ! 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 publick good ; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things :...
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical ..., Page 109, Volume 2

John Milton - 1853
...state compar'd ! 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 publick good ; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things :...
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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 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 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 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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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - Great Britain - 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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