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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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John Milton: A Biography

Cyrus R. Edmonds - 1851 - 251 pages
...inward prompting which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intense study, (which I take to he my portion in this life,) joined with the strong propensity...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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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1851 - 305 pages
...the greatness of their young admirers ? Page 196, line 1. study, (which I take to be my portion iu this life) joined with the strong propensity of nature,...to 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 Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1851
...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...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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Seven Nights

Jorge Luis Borges - 1984 - 121 pages
...Cambridge University a manuscript in which the young Milton proposes various subjects for a long poem. "I might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die," he declared. He listed some ten or fifteen subjects, not knowing that one of them would prove prophetic:...
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Figures in a Renaissance Context

C. A. Patrides - 1989 - 346 pages
...intent study (which I take to be my portion in this life) joyn'd with the strong propensity of nature, 1 might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. (P. 54) Thus inspired, Milton extended the range of his activities spectacularly. For the first time...
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Introduction to Early Modern English

Manfred Görlach - 1991 - 456 pages
...daily upon me, that by labour and intent study (which I take to be my portion in this life) joyn'd with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to 5 aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at once possest me, and these...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - 1993 - 464 pages
...Milton recorded—"an inward prompting which grows 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?" The influence of universities upon historical...
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John Milton: The Self and the World

John T. Shawcross - 1993 - 358 pages
...far-off view, we can realize that the Commonplace Book yields evidence of the preparation of a Milton to 'leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die.' "19 For the Commonplace Book is a collection of topoi or topics to be employed as proofs in Milton's...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - 1994 - 601 pages
...less to an inward prompting which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intense study (which 1 take to be my portion in this life) joined with the strong propensity of nature, 1 might perhaps leave something so written to aftertime, as they should not willingly let it die. The...
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John Milton: 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 439 pages
...daily upon me, that by labour and intent study (which I take to be my portion in this life) joyn'd with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps...aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at once possest me, and these other. That if I were certain to write as men buy Leases,...
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