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" I began thus far to assent both to them and divers of my friends here at home ; and not 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 the strong propensity... "
Poems - Page 20
by Samuel Rogers - 1839 - 48 pages
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822
...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 ahilities, a lofty and...
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The Enquirer

William Godwin - Conduct of life - 1823 - 411 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. " The thing which I had to say, and those intentions which have liv'd within me ever since I could...
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The Enquirer

William Godwin - Conduct of life - 1823 - 411 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 aftertimcs, as they should not willingly let it die. " The thing which I had to say, and those intentions...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...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 Philomathic journal, Volume 1

Philomathic institution - 1824
...of Job, which was, as we have seen, present to his thoughts when he anticipated the compassing of " something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die." He had traced the wanderings of the majestic Nile of Epic song, and traversed every shore sublimely...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...Alps : I began thus far to assent both to them and divers of my friends here at home ; and not less to an inward prompting which now grew daily upon me,...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825
...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." It appears, in all his writings, that he had the usual concomitant of great abilities, a lofty and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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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Precept and example, in the instructive letters of eminent men to their ...

Precept - Great Britain - 1825 - 272 pages
...hopes, that " by labour and intense study, joined to a strong propensity of nature, he may be able to leave something so written, to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let die. This," says he, " is not to be obtained but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich...
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A Selection from the English Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1826
...friends here at home, and 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...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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