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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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Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ..., Volumes 3-4

George Lillie Craik - 1845
...he had ventured to indulge the hope that, by labour and study " which I take,'' he nobly says, "to be my portion in this life " joined with the strong propensity of nature, he " might perhaps leave something so written in after-times as they should not willingly let it die...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 372 pages
...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 they should not willingly let it die. Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem...
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The Doctrine of the Resurrection of the Body Asserted and Defended: In ...

Robert Wharton Landis - 1846 - 379 pages
...upon me, that by labour and intense study, (which I take to be my portion in this life,) joined by the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave...written to after-times, as they should not willingly let die."* Surely the self-confidence in these two passages is the same; only that Milton employs the word...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1846
...inward prompting that by labour 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 it die.' He devoted himself very seriously to study, and at an age when other men are just girding themselves...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 78

1846
...inward prompting that by labour 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 it die.' He devoted himself very seriously to study, and at an age when other men are just girding themselves...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 4

Half hours - 1847
...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...after-times, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at once possessed me, and these other ; that if I were certain to write as men buy leases,...
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Rambles by Rivers: The Thames, Volumes 1-2

James Thorne - 1847
...Government'), "an inward prompting, which grew daily upon me, that by labour and intent study (which 1 take to be my portion in this life), joined with the...nature, I might perhaps leave something so written as they should not willingly let it die." It was no trifling task, he knew, to add one more poem fit...
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The Poetical Works, of John Milton: With a Memoir and Seven Embellishments

John Milton - 1847
...he, ' I take to be my portion in this life, joined with a strong propensity of nature,' he might ' leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die.' From Florence he went to Sienna, and from Sienna to Rome, where he was again received with kindness...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1848
...less to an inward prompting which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and in'tense 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 ; that if I were certain to write as men buy leases,...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 22

1856
...duties of the Muse. " 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 they would not willingly let die, a. work not to be raised from the heat of youth or...
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