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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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Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the ...

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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Poetical Works: Volume 2. Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems Upon ...

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 392 pages
...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 publick good; my self I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, • 205 All righteous...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...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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A Variorum Commentary Of The Poems Of John Milton

Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 379 pages
...Milton, pp. 305-6. 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 ; my self I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things...
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Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year ...

New-York Historical Society - New York (State) - 1821
...directed, and it may be said of him, in that Miltoaic language which he loved, • all his mind was set Serious to learn, and know, and thence to do, What might be public good ; himself he thought Born to that end, born, to promote all truth, And righteous things. He despised...
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Divine Inspiration: The Life of Jesus in World Poetry

Robert Atwan, George Dardess, Peggy Rosenthal - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 580 pages
...present 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 public good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things: therefore above...
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Jesus in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

James Leslie Houlden - Religion - 2003 - 984 pages
...sense of vocation: 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. (PR I, 201-204) Here the Gospel narrative of the birth and early life is put into the mouth of his...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...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 above...
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