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" ... 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 not willingly let it die. "
The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers: With a Biographical Sketch and ... - Page 207
by Samuel Rogers - 1860 - 460 pages
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820 - 466 pages
...says 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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820 - 476 pages
...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 Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - Fore-edge paintings - 1822 - 526 pages
..."'(his Italian intimates) "and divers of my friends at home, and not less to an inward prompting, which grew daily upon me, that by labor and intent study...to aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die93." Although, from the example of the Italian poets and from the difficulty of asserting a place...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822 - 302 pages
...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 - 442 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 lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823 - 652 pages
...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 - 522 pages
...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 - 668 pages
...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-...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 - 504 pages
...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 - 674 pages
...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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