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" ... 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 not willingly let it die. "
THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF SAMUEL ROGERS - Page 207
by EPES SARGENT - 1854
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The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for ..., Volume 7, Parts 37-42; Volume 28

1869
...of great part of a life-time. I began, therefore, (says he, in the 'Reason of Church Government,') to assent 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 the strong propensity...
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Paradise Lost: Introduction

John Broadbent - Literary Criticism - 1972 - 186 pages
...government 1642 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 intense study (which I take to be my portion in this life), joined with the strong propensity...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 343 pages
...the Alps, I begun 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...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 344 pages
...fame: I began thus farre to assent both to them and divers of my friends here at home, and not lesse 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) joyn'd with the strong propensity...
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Figures in a Renaissance Context

C. A. Patrides - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 346 pages
...Alps, I began thus farre to assent both to them and divers of my friends here at home, and not lesse 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) joyn'd with the strong propensity...
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Introduction to Early Modern English

Manfred Görlach - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1991 - 456 pages
...33 J. MILTON: REASON OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT (1641) ... in the priuate academies of Italy... I began... to 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) joyn'd with the strong propensity...
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John Milton: 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - English poetry - 1995 - 439 pages
...Alps, I began thus farre to assent both to them and divers of my friends here at home, and not lesse 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) joyn'd with the strong propensity...
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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, that by labour and intent study (which I take to be my portion in this life) joined with the strong propensity...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 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, that by labour and intense study (which I take to be my portion in this life), joined with the strong propensity...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 164 pages
...seemly and generous arts and affaires" (Prose, 1:821). For his part, Milton dedicates himself to "labour and intent study (which I take to be my portion in this life)" (Prose, 1:810), whom "none hath by more studious ways endeavour'd, and with more unwearied spirit that...
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