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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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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 382 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 I were certain to write as men buy leases,...
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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 356 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 I were certain to write as men buy leases,...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 372 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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Seven Nights

Jorge Luis Borges - Fiction - 1984 - 132 pages
...Cambridge University a manuscript in which the young Milton proposes various subjects for a long poem. "I might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die," he declared. He listed some ten or fifteen subjects, not knowing that one of them would prove prophetic:...
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Figures in a Renaissance Context

C. A. Patrides - English literature - 1989 - 370 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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John Milton: The Self and the World

John T. Shawcross - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 372 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 - 292 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 - 708 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...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 - Immortality in literature - 1998 - 148 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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Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade

Stephen B. Dobranski - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 276 pages
..."led by the genial power of nature" to a higher, poetic task (CP 1: 808). He announces audaciously, "I might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die" (CPr. 810). By placing the digression at the start of Book 2, Milton can write about himself in greater...
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