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" ... an inward prompting which now grew daily upon me, that by labor 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... "
Macmillan's Magazine - Page 377
1875
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 57

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1862
...which men should not willingly let die, he knew what it would cost him. It was to be " by labor atid intent study, which I take to be my portion in this life." When Mr. Dickens wrote one of his Christmas Books, he shut himself up for six weeks to do it ; he "put...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 pages
...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 to the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written, to after times, as...
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The Poetry of Life

S. Ellis - 1845
...which now grew daily upon me, that by labour and intense study, (which I take to be my portion in thia life,) joined with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after timea, as they should not willingly let it die.1' The poet then describes the high and mighty...
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Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ..., Volumes 3-4

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1845
...he had ventured to indulge the hope that, by labour and study — " which I take,'' he nobly says, "to be my portion in this life " — joined with the strong propensity of nature, he " might perhaps leave something so written in after-times as they should not willingly let it die...
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The doctrine of the resurrection of the body asserted and defended: in ...

Robert Wharton Landis - Resurrection - 1846 - 379 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,) joined by the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after-times, as they...
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Rambles by Rivers: The Thames, Volumes 1-2

James Thorne - Thames River (England) - 1847
...Government'), "an inward prompting, which grew daily upon me, that by labour and intent study (which 1 take to be my portion in this life), joined with the...nature, I might perhaps leave something so written as they should not willingly let it die." It was no trifling task, he knew, to add one more poem fit...
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Cyclopaedia of English literature: a selection of the choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1847
...divers of my friends here at home ; and not lese to an inward prompting, which now grew daily »pon rae, ut to be cast into a calenture ? Can knowledge have no hound, but must advance So fa to the itrong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave nmething so written, to after times, as they...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 22

Religion - 1856
...different, and how much more sublime was Milton's conception of the duties of the Muse. " By labor and intent study, which I take to be my portion in this life, joined to the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after times as they...
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The Biblical repositor (and quarterly observer) [afterw.] The American ...

Edward Robinson - 1849
...He wrote from au "inward prompting which," says he, "grew daily upon me, that by labor and intense study, (which I take to be my portion in this life,)...nature, I might perhaps leave something so written, to after times, as they should not willingly let die. These thoughts at once possessed me; and these other,...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review, Volume 29

Theology - 1849
...He wrote from an "inward prompting which," says he, "grew daily upon me, that by labor and intense study, (which I take to be my portion in this life,)...nature, I might perhaps leave something so written, to after times, as they should not willingly let die. These thoughts at once possessed me ; and these...
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