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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 Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1855 - 748 pages
...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;1 all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, What might he public good...
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The Little gleaner, Volumes 13-14

Septimus Sears - 1866
...really written by the poefrwith some reference to his own recollections of himself as a child : — "When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all mynirnd was set Serious to learn and know, and thenoe' to do What might be public good ; myself...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859
...really written by the poet with some reference to his own recollections of himself as a child : — " 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 Literary Character: Or, The History of Men of Genius, Drawn from Their ...

Isaac Disraeli - Authors - 1859 - 462 pages
...youth ;* 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 thence to do What might be public good: myself...
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Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire ..., Volume 12

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire - Cheshire (England) - 1860
...really written by the poet with some reference to his own recollections of himself as a child : — " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing," &c. The print is mentioned in Granger and Bromley. us WN Gardiner sculp. ; an oval, 6.2 x 5.9 * in...
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Physiology of education: mental, moral, and social facts

William Moore Wooler - 1860
...unfavourable circumstances, " conceived in sin, and shapen in iniquity ;" moulded in utero to sin ad libitum. "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." These...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 48

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1860
...forget that Milton puts these words into the mouth of his Divine Speaker in the " 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, aud thence to do, What might be public good ; myself...
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The poetical works of John Milton. Paradise lost and regained

John Milton - 1860
...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 he puhlic good; myself...
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Communion Thoughts

Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch - Communion sermons - 1860 - 204 pages
...exertion. Thus does the great English poet describe him, as communing with himself in meditation. " 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 Complete Works of Richard Sibbes, D.D.: Memoir of Richard Sibbs

Richard Sibbes - Puritans - 1862
...study.'* Milton's immortal portraiture of ' The Child ' may be taken to describe Master Richard : — V 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."...
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