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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 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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Modern Society: Or, The March of Intellect, the Conclusion of Modern ...

Catherine Sinclair - English fiction - 1837 - 470 pages
...with our safe and speedy preparation for a better and more enduring inheritance. CHAPTER XVI. VVhrn 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 gen'ral good t myself...
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Modern Society: Or, The March of Intellect, the Conclusion of Modern ...

Catherine Sinclair - English fiction - 1837 - 470 pages
...consistent with our safe and speedy preparation for a better and more enduring inheritance. CHAPTER XVI. When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleading ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be gen'ral good...
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Life, Letters, and Journals of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1839 - 735 pages
...but to the forest sped. His highest authority, however, is Milton, who says of himself, • When 1 was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing."...as to their powers. If, In the Instances which Mr. D1 Israeli adduces, an indisposition to bodily exertion was manifested, as many others may be cited...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1839
...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 Aldine Magazine of Biography, Bibliography, Criticism, and the ..., Volume 1

1839 - 336 pages
...inexpreshe 9th of December is the anniversary of Г Milton's birthday : why should it not be kept ? " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Serious to learn ana know, and thence to do What might be public good ; myself...
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The Percy Anecdotes ...

Anecdotes - 1839
...mercy. This monarch gave several other proofs of his courage at an early age. SIR PHILIP SYDNEY. " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pteasing-, all my mind was set Berioim to learn and know, and thence to do, What might he public good...
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Lives of Eminent Unitarians: With a Notice of Dissenting Academies, Volume 1

William Turner - Unitarian Universalist churches - 1840 - 417 pages
...myself, and hear What from without comes often to my ears, Illsorting 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 public good, myself...
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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, Volume 26; Volume 48

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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