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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 British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 1ll sorting with my present state compar'd ! sw 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

Characters and characteristics in literature - 1867 - 152 pages
...youth ;* as were HOHBES 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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The complete poetical works of John Milton. With life of the ..., Volume 1

John Milton - Fall of man - 1870 - 372 pages
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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 2

John Milton - 1870
...and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my present state compar'd. 200 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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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 338 pages
...events, the lines well describe his own youth, when he says, in the first book of 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 thence to do What might be public good ; myself...
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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 338 pages
...events, the lines well describe his own youth, when he says, in the first book of 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 thence to do What might be public good; myself I...
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History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun, Volume 1

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871
...headaches, until midnight and even later. His John the Baptist, a character resembling himself, says: ' 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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Cues from All Quarters: Or, The Literary Musings of a Clerical Recluse

Francis Jacox - 1871 - 340 pages
...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, and thence to do, What might be public good ; myself...
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Milton, Man and Thinker

Denis Saurat - 1925 - 363 pages
...hardly a success artistically. It is agreed that the poet had his own childhood in mind in the lines 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.1 Milton...
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The Poems of John Milton: English, Latin, Greek & Italian, Volume 1

John Milton - 1925
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