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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 works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...he, " I take to be my portion in this life, joined with a strong propensity of nature," he might " leave something so written to aftertimes, 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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Precept and example, in the instructive letters of eminent men to their ...

Precept - Great Britain - 1825 - 272 pages
...hopes, that " by labour and intense study, joined to a strong propensity of nature, he may be able to leave something so written, to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let die. This," says he, " is not to be obtained but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich...
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A Selection from the English Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1826
...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,...nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at once possessed me, and these...
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A Selection from the English Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1826
...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, joined with the strong propensity of nature, I mifht perhaps leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let it die. These...
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Some Account of the Life and Writings of John Milton: Derived Principally ...

Henry John Todd - 1826 - 370 pages
...Par. Regained, B. iv. 435. which in his youth grew daily upon him, that by labour and intense study he might perhaps leave something so written to after-times, as they should not willingly let it die ;" the very anticipation, which he had z before communicated to Deodati, that he was meditating an...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors, Volume 1

John Milton - 1826
...Par. Regained, B. iv. 435. which in his youth grew daily upon him, that by labour and intense study he might perhaps leave something so written to after-times, as they should not willingly let it die ;" the very anticipation, which he had z before communicated to Deodati, that he was meditating an...
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The Monthly magazine, Volume 1

Monthly literary register - 1826
...was long chusing and began late ;" living in the hope that " by labour and intense study" he might leave something so written to aftertimes, " as they should not willingly let it die." Can it be supposed that, possessing this intention, lie failed to consult every work within his reach...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...he, " I take to be my portion in this life, joined with a strong propensity of nature,' he might ' leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die.' It appears in all his writings that he had" the usual concomitant of great ahilities, a lofty and steady...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1826
...apart and dedicated to " the serious and hearty love of truth ;" undertaking his great design, to " leave something so written to after-times, as they should not willingly let it die," with " devout prayer to that' Eternal Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge ;" and...
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The Southern Review, Volume 3

Southern States - 1829
...Pectora, vipereo gradiar sublimis ab ictu." This is the language of a man who expressed the hope, that "by labour and intense study, which I- take to be my portion...nature, I might, perhaps, leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let it die!" We are not ashamed to say, that in contemplating...
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