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" ... an inward prompting which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intent study, which I take to be my portion in- this life, joined with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after-times, as they should... "
An Introduction to the Prose and Poetical Works of John Milton: Comprising ... - Page xv
by John Milton, Hiram Corson - 1899 - 303 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 92

1850
...now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intense study, which I take to be my portion in this life, I might perhaps leave something so written to after-times, as they should not willingly let it die.' — Milton on Church Government, B. u. ' can die, but so cannot their JOTS. And if the blessed martyrs...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...not less to an inward prompting, which grew daily upon me, that by labour and intent study, (which I take to be my portion in this life,) joined with...nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimcs, as they should not willing;! v let it die." f O * Although, from the example of the Italian...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...not less to an inward prompting, which grew daily upon me, that by labour and intent study, (which I take to be my portion in this life,) joined with...propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so Britten to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die." ' Although, from the example of the...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807
...upon rrte, that by labour and intent study, (which I take to be my portion in this life) joined to the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written, to after times, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at once possessed me, and these...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...upon ra«, that by labcrar and intent study, (which I take to be my portion in this life) joined to the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written, to after times, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at once possessed me, and these...
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Prose Works ...: Containing His Principal Political and ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1809
...less to an inward prompting which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intense study, (which I take to be my portion in this life) joined with the strong propensity of nature, 1 might perhaps leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let it die....
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...not less to-an inward prompting, which grew daily upon me, that by labour and intent study, (which I take to be my portion in this life,) joined with...aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die."' Although, from the example of the Italian poets and from the difficulty of asserting a place even in...
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Life of Torquato Tasso: With an Historical and Critical Account of ..., Volume 2

John Black - 1810
...less to an inward prompting, which now grew daily upon me, that by, labour and intense study, (which I take to be my portion in this life,) joined with...nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to aftevtimes, as they should not willingly let it die."t That it was the conversation, and encouragement...
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The life of Milton, and Conjectures on the Origin of Paradise Lost, by ...

William Hayley - 1810
...not less to an inward prompting, which now grew daily upon me, that by labor and intent study, (which I take to be my portion in this life) joined with...strong propensity of nature, I might, perhaps, leave some- ' thing so written to after-times as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...he, " I take to be my portion in this life, "joined with a strong propensity of nature," he might " leave something so written to after-times, " as they should not willingly let it die." It appears, in all his writings, that he had the usual concomitant of great abilities, a lofty and...
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