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" ... an inward prompting which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intense study, (which I take to be my portion in this life,) joined with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after-times, as they should... "
Poetical Works: Biography of Milton - Page 95
by John Milton - 1835
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...friends at home, and not less to-an inward prompting, which grew daily upon me, that by labour and intent study, (which I take to be my portion in this life,)...aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die."' Although, from the example of the Italian poets and from the difficulty of asserting a place even in...
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Life of Torquato Tasso: With an Historical and Critical Account of ..., Volume 2

John Black - 1810
...my friends here at home, and not less to an inward prompting, which now grew daily upon me, that by, labour and intense study, (which I take to be my portion...nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to aftevtimes, as they should not willingly let it die."t That it was the conversation, and encouragement...
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The life of Milton, and Conjectures on the Origin of Paradise Lost, by ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...at home, and not less to an inward prompting, which now grew daily upon me, that by labor and intent study, (which I take to be my portion in this life)...strong propensity of nature, I might, perhaps, leave some- ' thing so written to after-times as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...he, " I take to be my portion in this life, "joined with a strong propensity of nature," he might " leave something so written to after-times, " as they should not willingly let it die." It appears, in all his writings, that he had the usual concomitant of great abilities, a lofty and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...he, " I take to be my portion in this life, joined with a strong propensity of nature," he might " leave something so written to after-times, as they should not willingly let it die." It appears in all his writings that he had the usual concomitant of great abilities, a lofty and steady...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...he, " I take to be my portion in this life, "joined with a strong propensity of nature," he qiight " leave something so written to after-times, " as they should not willingly let it die." It appears, in all his writings, that he had the usual concomitant of great abilities, a lofty and...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 3

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...home ; and not less to an inward prompting, which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intent study (which I take to be my portion in this life) joined to the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after-times, as they...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...he, " I take to be my portion in " this life, joined with a strong propensity of nature," he might " leave something so written to after-times, " as they should not willingly let it die." It appears in all his writings that he had the usual concomitant of great abilities, a lofty and steady...
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Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of ...

John Milton - Electronic books - 1819 - 311 pages
...home ; and not less to an inward prompt" ing which now grew daily upon me, that " by labour and intent Study, (which I take to be my portion in this Life)...to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it i "die*." Sufficient has been said in these preceding remarks to satisfy all who read them, that in...
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Human Life: A Poem

Samuel Rogers - Electronic books - 1819 - 100 pages
...thus far to assent ... to an inward prompting which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intent study, (which I take to be my portion in this life)...nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let it die. MILTON. NOTE 1. Page 29, line 1. —'twas at...
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