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" ... grew daily upon me, 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 aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. "
The life of Milton, and Conjectures on the Origin of Paradise Lost, by ... - Page 57
by William Hayley - 1810
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 92

1850
...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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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807
...joined to the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written, to after times, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts...for three lives and downward, there ought no regard be sooner had than to God's glory, by the honour and instruction of my country. For which cause, and...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...joined to the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written, to after times, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts...these other ; that if I were certain to write as men boy leases, for three Jives and downward, there ought no regard be sooner bad than to God's glory,...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: Ecclesiastical law. Matrimonial law. Of ...

John Milton - 1809
...joined with the strong propensity of nature, 1 might perhaps leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let it die. These thoughts...for three lives and downward, there ought no regard be sooner had than to God's glory, by the honour and instruction of my country. For which cause, and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...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 - 1810 - 646 pages
...portion in this life,) joined with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps- leave something so written to 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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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 - Great Britain - 1816
...my portion in this life) joined to the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after-times, as they should not willingly...for three lives and downward, there ought no regard be sooner had than to God's glory, by the honour and instruction of my country. For which cause, and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1818 - 331 pages
...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 accomplishment of these intentions, which have lived within me ever since I could conceive myself...
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