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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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Miscellanies of literature, by the author of 'Curiosities of literature'.

Isaac Disraeli - 1840
...; as were HOBBES and BACON. MILTON has preserved for us, in solemn numbers, his school-life — ' ' When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing : all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thent-e to do What might be public good : myself...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review

Methodist Church - 1866
...germinate in that childish mind. One in looking upon this young face feels the truth of what Milton says of himself: " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing : all my mind wag set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, What might be public good ; myself...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1841 - 807 pages
...myself, and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my present state eompar'd ! ibe Belinda's name. PROLOGUE TO MB. ADDISON'S TRAGEDY OP CA ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thenre to do \Vhat might be public good ; myself...
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The Christian Teacher, Volume 3

England - 1841
...the desert, after his high appointment was announced to him, — as retracing his holy life : — ' 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...
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The Four Gospels: Mark, Luke, and John

Abiel Abbot Livermore - Bible - 1842
...myself, and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my 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...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 185?
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir, and Critical ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1843
...myself, and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my 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...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...myself, and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my present stale compar'd ! s. Rece ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good : myself...
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The Life, Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: Complete in One Volume

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Authors, English - 1844 - 735 pages
...clamorous fray Of squabbling imps, but to the forest sped/' His highest authority, however, Is MUton, who says of himself, " When I was yet a child, no...as to their powers. If, in the instances which Mr. D'lsraeii adduces, an indisposition to bodily exertion was manifested, as many others may be cited...
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The Life of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1844 - 735 pages
...to the forest sped. His highest authority, however, Is Milton, who says of himself, " When I was ret a child, no childish play To me was pleasing." Such...as to their powers. If, in the instances which Mr. D'lsraell adduces, an indisposition to bodfly exertion was manifested, as many others may be cited...
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