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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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The poetical works of John Milton, ed. with a critical memoir by ..., Issue 322

John Milton - 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, born to promote all truth, All righteous things ; therefore, above...
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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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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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