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" My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety. "
The English Journal of Education - Page 135
1847
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 11

1808
...42. This is the whole of another — ' My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the iky : „ So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a man ; So be it when 1 (hall grow old, Or let me die ! The child is father of the man ; And I could wifh my days...
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Poems, in Two Volumes, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - English poetry - 1807 - 170 pages
...ending; Of serious faith, and inward glee; That was the Song, the Song for me ! 43 My heart leaps up when I behold A Rainbow in the sky : So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a Man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die ! The Child is Father of the Man ; And I could wish ray-days...
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Poems in 2 Vols., Reprinted Original Ed. of 1807 Ed. with Note on ..., Volume 2

William Wordsworth - 1807
...ending ; Of serious faith, and inward glee ; That was the Song, the Song for me ! My heart leaps up when I behold A Rainbow in the sky : So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a Man ; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die ! The Child is Father of the Man ; And I could wish my days...
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The Ordeal: A Critical Journal of Politicks and Literature, Volume 1

Joseph Tinker Buckingham - Theater - 1809 - 412 pages
...the following glowing effusions of wonderful sympathy and affection. My heart leaps up when I when ' I behold A rainbow in the sky : So was it when my 'life began ; So is it now I am a man ; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die ! Then comes the reason which produces all tliis, in which...
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The Ordeal, Volume 1

1809
...the following glowing effusions of wonderful sympathy and affection. My heart leaps up when I when I behold A rainbow in the sky : So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a man ; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die ! Then comes the reason which produces all this, in which...
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The Sunday School Repository, Or, Teachers' Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 8

Sunday school teachers - 1813
...gentle poet had, who sang in a measure which will be always sweet and new : " My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky ; So was it when my...man— So let it be when I grow old, Or let me die — ;" Then let it be remembered, that " The child is father to the man." and that if \ve " Would have...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - 1815
...person," read " the persons." POEMS REFERRING TO THE PERIOD OF CHILDHOOD. VOL. I. MY heart leaps up when I behold A Rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a Man ; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die ! The Child is Father of the Man; And I could wish my days...
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Poems by William Wordsworth: Including Lyrical Ballads, and the ..., Volume 1

William Wordsworth - 1815
...persons." POEMS REFERRING TO THE PERIOD OF CHILDHOOD. YOL. i. , I. MY heart leaps up when I behold I • A Rainbow in the sky : So was it when my life began ; ~i) .-'. So is it now I am a Man; V So be it when I shall grow old, , Or let me die ! ' The Child...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 24

England - 1828
...and breadth of beaming beauty, fit prey for giant or demigod angling before the Flood ! " The child is father of the man, And I would wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety !" So much for the Angler. The Shooter, again, he begins with his pop or pipe-gun,...
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Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1818 - 331 pages
...world, like the music of one's native tongue heard in some far-off country. . " My heart leaps up when 1 behold A rainbow in the sky : So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So shall it be when I grow old and tlie. The child's the father of the man, And I would have my years...
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