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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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