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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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Life and journals [&c.].

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1831
...substitute for the ties of home* His highest authority, however, is Milton, who says of him«elf, " \Vhen I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing*" Such general rules, however, are iis little applicable to the itispoMiions of men of genius as to their powers. II, in the instances...
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The works of Thomas Moore, Volume 14

Thomas Moore - 1832
...to mingle in the clamorous fray Of squabbling imps, but to the forest sped. His highest anthority, however, is Milton, who says of himself, When I was...as to their powers. If, in the instances which Mr D'lsraeli adduces, an indispos1tion to bodily exertion was manifested, as many others may be cited...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1833
...hand. Gray and Huet were averse to play in their childhood. Milton says, in " Paradise Regained,"— " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing." Bossuet was so much averse to the usual sports of his schoolfellows, that the more witty boys punned...
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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833
...hand. Gray and Huet were averse to play in their childhood. Milton says, in " Paradise Regained," — " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing." Bossuet was so much averse to the usual sports of his schoolfellows, that the more witty boys punned...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Mitford - 1834
...and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my present state compar'd ! aoo 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 ; my self...
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The Literary Life and Miscellanies of John Galt, Volume 2

John Galt - 1834
... LITERARY LIFE, .. , ANll MISCELLANIES, JOHN gALT. 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. MILTON....
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The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, Volume 1

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Thomas Moore - 1835
...whom I treated rebelliously, and have been sorry ever since. Dr. Drury, whom I plagued sufficiently " Concourse, and noise, and toil, he ever fled, Nor...as to their powers. If, in the instances which Mr. D' Israeli adduces, an indisposition to bodily exertion was manifested, as many others may be cited...
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"Curiosities of Literature: 2d series and his "Literary character".

Isaac Disraeli - 1835
...were remarkably serious boys. 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 Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins

English poetry - 1836
...myself, and hear What from without comes often to my ears, III anting 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 Icam and know, and thence to do, What might be public good; myself I...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 1

1837
...treasure for future labours. He mentions the thoughtful character of his mind 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 thence to do What might be public good ; myself...
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