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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 intense study (which I take to be my portion in this life), joined with the strong propensity... "
Paradise Lost ... - Page xxviii
by John Milton - 1918
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 92

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - Architecture - 1850
...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, as they should not willingly let it die.' Milton on Church Government, B. u. ' can die, but so cannot their JOTS. And if the blessed martyrs...
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The life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...friends at home, and not less to-an inward prompting, which grew daily upon me, that by labour and intent study, (which I take to be my portion in this life,)...aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die."' Although, from the example of the Italian poets and from the difficulty of asserting a place even in...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...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 steady...
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The life of Milton, and Conjectures on the Origin of Paradise Lost, by ...

William Hayley, William Cowper - Poets, English - 1810
...portion in this life) joined with the strong propensity of nature, I might, perhaps, leave some- ' thing so written to 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, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - History - 1811
...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 steady...
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The British Plutarch: containing the lives of the most eminent ..., Volume 3

Francis Wrangham - Biography & Autobiography - 1816
...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 works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1816
...he, " I take to be my portion in this life, "joined with a strong propensity of nature," he qiight " 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 steady...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1818 - 331 pages
...had in memory, composed at under twenty or thereabout, met with acceptance above what was looked for; I began thus far to assent both to them and divers...after-times as they should not willingly let it die. The accomplishment of these intentions, which have lived within me ever since I could conceive myself...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1818 - 331 pages
...to assent both to them and divers of my friends here at home, and not less to an inward pronipting which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intense...after-times as they should not willingly let it die. The accomplishment of these intentions, which have lived within me ever since I could conceive myself...
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The works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...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 steady...
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