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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 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: 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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The Christian Teacher, Volume 3

Christianity - 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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Encyclopędia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 21

Encyclopaedia - 1845
...tract, (Who, till I Ifarn'd him, had not known his might) /',..•/.,/-*. Hie Legend of Tfloma* CnuHftU. When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing, all my mind was set Serious to leant, and know, and tbence to do What might be publick good. Milton....
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The Book of Good Examples Drawn from Authentic History and Biography ...

John Frost - Conduct of life - 1846 - 288 pages
...apparatus of an execution : but are not able to prevent the execution of crimes. SIR PHILIP SYDNEY. " 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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A Biblical reading book, by the author of the 'People's dictionary of the ...

John Relly Beard - 1849
...his state of mind. He represents Jesus, when about to commence his public ministry, as thus speaking: 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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