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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 Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 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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The Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers

Samuel Rogers - 1852 - 451 pages
...the greatness of their young admirers ? 86 HUMAN LIFE. P. 62, L 16. And MILTOH'S telf I began thug far to assent ... to an inward prompting which now...they should not willingly let it die. — MILTON. P. 64, 1. 8. . . . 'twas at matin-timt Love and devotion are said to be nearly allied. Boccacio fell...
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The North British review

1852
...home, and 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,)...written to after-times as they should not willingly let die. " These thoughts at once possessed me, and these other — that, if I were certain to write, as...
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Figures in a Renaissance Context

C. A. Patrides - Literary Criticism - 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 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 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 - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 464 pages
...which the youthful Milton recorded—"an inward prompting which grows 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?" The influence of universities upon historical...
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John Milton: The Self and the World

John T. Shawcross - Literary Criticism - 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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John Milton: 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - English poetry - 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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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 pages
...the 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,...aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die.'" Although the Hammersmith and Horton days had seen him confident of poetical ability, the Italian experience...
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Love, Poetry, and Immortality: Luminous Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - Philosophy - 1998 - 122 pages
...long life. He wrote, however, in one of his prose works: (302) "[I hope] that by labour and. ..study. ..I might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die." From John Suckling (born 1609), we have a statement on the enduring life not of his poems but of the...
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