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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... "
Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: With Notices of His Life - Page 16
by George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1830 - 512 pages
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 344 pages
...emerge from pebbles and whatnots, the array of playthings. The fact that Christ petulantly claims, "When I was yet a child, no childish play / To me was pleasing, all my mind was set / Serious to learn and know" (1.201-203) alerts us to the possibility that our...
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The Life of John Milton

A. N. Wilson - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 278 pages
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John Milton: The Inner Life

James Thorpe - Biography & Autobiography - 1983 - 191 pages
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Richard Crashaw

Thomas F. Healy - English poetry - 1986 - 161 pages
...Protestants. Milton, certainly, deliberately emphasized Christ's childhood as being a serious time: 'When I was yet a child, no childish play/ To me was pleasing', but Quarles's sentimentally celebrated Christ's childhood 21 . William Crashaw's objections are worth...
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Milton Studies, Volume 21

James D. Simmonds - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 296 pages
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Milton and the Muses

E. R. Gregory - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 174 pages
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Cult of Childhood

George Boas - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 120 pages
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The Unfolding God of Jung and Milton

James P. Driscoll - Poetry - 1993 - 235 pages
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The Empty Garden: The Subject of Late Milton

Ashraf H. Rushdy, Rushdy Ashraf H a - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 515 pages
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 pages
...find text to support these distortions. Had not Milton (or was it Christ ?) said in 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 this being so, II Penseroso was obviously a...
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