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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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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...zoo When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Poiumel11. B 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, z05 All righteous things i therefore...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 11

English poets - 1790
...! 200 When I was yet a child, no childim play To me was pleafipg ; all my mind was fet I< 3 Serious Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might...thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 20J All righteous things : therefore above my years, The law of God I read, and found it fweet, Made...
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Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...childifli play To me was pleafing ; all my mind wa> fet Serious to learn and know, and thence to Jo What might be public good ; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things : therefore above my yiurs, i [O] MILTON S WORKS. The hw of God 1 read, and found...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Age of reason - 1803 - 351 pages
...bard hath reprefented him as faying: " When I *as yet a child, no chiidifh play " To me was plealing ; all my mind was fet " Serious to learn and know, and...thought " Born to that end, born to promote all truth, "§A11 righteous things : therefore above my year* " Tbe law of GOD I read, and found it fweet, " Made...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807
...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, All righteous things: therefore above...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Apologetics - 1809 - 393 pages
...him as saying : " 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 Poetical Works of John Milton,: With Notes of Various Authors. To which ...

John Milton, Henry John Todd - 1809
...does Milton here imagine the youthful meditations of our Saviour ! Dr. Jortin was of opinion, that Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, What might be publick good ; myfelf I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, 205 All righteous things...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...present state compar'dt When 1 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, bora to promote all truth, AH righteon« things : therefore, Above...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...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 publick good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things: therefore,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal

Books - 1817
...draw ! • — " 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 Regained,...
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