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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 aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. "
Some Account of the Life and Writings of John Milton: Derived Principally ... - Page 234
by Henry John Todd - 1826 - 370 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 92

1850
...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
...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." ' 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, 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...
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The life of Milton, and Conjectures on the Origin of Paradise Lost, by ...

William Hayley - 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 - 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 - Great Britain - 1816
...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 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 - 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...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1818 - 331 pages
...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 accomplishment of these intentions, which have lived within me ever since I could conceive myself any...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

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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Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of ...

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1819 - 311 pages
...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 i "die*." Sufficient has been said in these preceding remarks to satisfy all who read them, that in...
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