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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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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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Beauties

Thomas De Quincey - Authors, English - 1862 - 420 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; 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 illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...hear " What from without comes often to my ears, "111 sorting with my present state compared ! 2OO " 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 Mother of the Wesleys: A Biography

John Kirk - 1864 - 351 pages
...service, forcibly reminds us of Milton's beautiful description of the " Holy Child Jesus : " — " When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Seriously to learn and know, and thence to do, What might be public good." From...
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The Christian Ambassador, Volumes 3-4

Theology - 1865
...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 ray mind was set. Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, What might bo public good ; myself...
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Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 3

Thomas De Quincey - 1865 - 280 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; 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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The Poetical Works of John Milton with a Life of the Author: Preliminary ...

John Milton, Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 688 pages
...myself, and hear What from without comes often to my ears, 111 sorting with my present state compared 1 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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