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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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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1843 - 316 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. P. 91, 1. 21. . . . "/irus at matin-time Love and devotion are said to be nearly allied....
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The Poetical Works of Rogers, Campbell, J. Montgomery, Lamb, and Kirke White ...

Samuel Rogers - 1843 - 56 pages
...assent . . to an inward prompt ing which now grew daily upon me, that by labor and intent study (which I take to be my portion in this life), joined with...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. 't was at...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with a memoir by J. Montgomery, Volume 1

John Milton - 1843
...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 die."—Preface to the Second Book of Church Government. A noble purpose truly, and so fulfilled in...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 125

1875
...not less to an inward prompting which now grows daily upon me, that by labour 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." These words were published in 1641, when Milton was thirty-two, but there is no doubt that the project,...
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Payne's universum, or pictorial world: engravings of ..., Issue 107, Volume 3

Albert Henry Payne - 1844
...inward prompting, which VOL. in. H now grew daily upon me, that with labour and intense study (which I take to be my portion in this life) joined with...written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let die. " These thoughts at once possessed me; and these other, that if I were certain to write as men...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 18

1849
...assent * * * to an inward prompting which now grew daily upon me, that by labor and intense study (which I take to be my portion in this life,) joined with...nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let it die."* Great and varied talents, which would singly...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 222 pages
...not 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...after-times as they should not willingly let it die. The accomplishment of these intentions, which have lived within me ever since I could conceive myself...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 222 pages
...not 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...after-times as they should not willingly let it die. The accomplishment of these intentions, which have lived within me ever since I could conceive myself...
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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1845
...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. Nor can his Wish be unfulfilled. Calumniated in his life-time and writing what few would...
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The Poetry of Life

Sarah Stickney Ellis - 1845 - 184 pages
...which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intense study, (which I take to be my portion in thia life,) joined with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after timea, as they should not willingly let it die.1' The poet then describes the high and mighty...
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