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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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Lives of the illustrious. The Biographical magazine [ed. by J.P. Edwards].

Biographical magazine - 1853 - 586 pages
...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),...after-times, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at once possessed me, and these others — that, if I were certain to write, as men...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, Volume 1

Robert Southey - 1853 - 436 pages
...which it was my youthful ambition " to be for ever known," and part whereof I dare believe has been " so written to aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die," it appeared proper that this poem, through which the author had been first made known to the public,...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers

Samuel Rogers - 1854 - 516 pages
...I began thus far 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...they should not willingly let it die. — MILTON. P. 64, 1. 8. . . . 'twas at matin-time Love and devotion are said to be nearly allied. Boccacio fell...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854 - 468 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!" 21 It appears, in all his writings, that he had the usual con18 His mother died 3rd Aug., 1637, and...
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An Account of the Life, Opinions, and Writings of John Milton: With an ...

Thomas Keightley - Poets, English - 1855 - 518 pages
...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...aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at once possessed me and these other ; that if 1 were certain to write, as men buy leases,...
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An Account of the Life, Opinions, and Writings of John Milton: With an ...

Thomas Keightley - Poets, English - 1855 - 512 pages
...daily upon me, that, by labour and intense study — which I take to be my portion in this lift — joined with the strong propensity of nature, I might...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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Essays, Selected from Contributions to the Edinburgh Review: Supplementary vol

Henry Rogers - English essays - 1855 - 428 pages
...now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intense study, which I take to be my portion in this life, I might perhaps leave something so written to after-times,...they should not willingly let it die.' — Milton on Church Government, B. ii. inordinately long, his connectives are usually extremely simple. One favourite...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 660 pages
...Book 2. A poet soaring in the high reason of his fancy, with his garland and singing robes about him. By labor and intent study (which I take to be my portion...aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies. Apology...
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Lives of the Illustrious, Volumes 3-5

1856 - 864 pages
...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),...after-times, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts at once possessed me, and these others — that, if I were certain to write, as men...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - English poetry - 1857 - 424 pages
...inward promptings that, by labour and intense study, joined with the strong propensity of nature, he might, perhaps, leave something so written to after-times as " they should not willingly let die," — all, not less than his immortal epic, show his deep belief that the highest aim of human...
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