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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 Book of Gems: Chaucer to Prior

Samuel Carter Hall - 1836
...colleeted glory. The "inward prompting" never abandoned him "that by labour and intense study, lwhich I take to be my portion in this life,) joined with the strong propensity of nature, l might perhaps leave something so written to after-times as they should not willingly let die." He...
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The Poetical Works of Rogers, Campbell, J. Montombery, Lamb, and Kirke White ...

1836 - 444 pages
...now grew daily upon me, that by labor and intent study (which I take to be my portion in this ife), joined with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something, so written, to after times, as they should not willingly let it die. MILTON Note 14, page 13, col. 1. wae at...
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Sketches of English Literature: With Considerations on the Spirit ..., Volume 2

François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand - 1837
...less to 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...aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at once possessed me, and these other to fix all the industry and art I could unite...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...he, " I take to be my portion in this life, joined with a strong propensity of nature," he might " thrown on this inquiry, by the following letter from Seeker, only serves to show a It appears in all his writings that he had the usual concomitant of great abilities, a loftv and steady...
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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1839 - 48 pages
...assent ... to 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...aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. MILTON. Page 12, col. 2, line 46. . . . 'twas at matin-time Love and devotion are said to be nearly...
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The New-York Review, Volume 4

1839
...the inward prompting that by labor and intense study, joined with the strong propensity of nature, he might perhaps leave something so written to after-times, as they should not willingly let die," all not less than his immortal epic show his deep conviction that the highest aim...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 pages
...says 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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The North American Review, Volume 50

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1840
...daily upon me, that, by labor 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 that they should not willingly let it die." Such was the divine vision, that burst...
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The Medico-chirurgical Review and Journal of Practical Medicine, Volume 36

1842
...daily upon me 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 that they should not willingly let it die." " The accomplishment of these intentions lies not hut in...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 8

1843
...'! felt 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...after-times, as they should not willingly let it die." Such was the language of Milton's youth, but it was not till forty years had elapsed that his early...
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