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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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Political Essays, with Sketches of Public Characters

William Hazlitt - Great Britain - 1819 - 439 pages
...fugitive." WAT TYLER; A DRAMATIC POEW(. THE QUARTERLY REVIEW: Article, " ON PARLIAMENTARY REFORM." " So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man : So shall it be when I grow old and die. The child's the father of the man: Our years flow on Link'd each...
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Political Essays: With Sketches of Public Characters

William Hazlitt - 1819 - 439 pages
...<r<5*>- WAT TYLER; A DRAMATIC POEM. THE QUARTERLY REVIEW: Article, " ON PARLIAMENTARY REFORM." " So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man : 80 shall it be when I grow old and die. The child's the father of the man: Our years flow on...
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The Miscellaneous Poems of William Wordsworth, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - English poetry - 1820 - 328 pages
...Pastoral Poem - - 1800 POEMS REFERRING TO CHILDHOOD AND EARLY YOUTH. 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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The Indicator, Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1820
...they peopled the place with robbers and serpents, we were peopling it with sylvans and fairies. " So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a man ; So be it wheu I shall grow old, Or let me die ! The child is father to the man ; And I could wish my days...
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The London Magazine, Volume 3

1821
...bright in the sun ; the rainbow still lifts its head above the storm to the eye of infancy or age — So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a man, So shall it be till I grow old and die; but Lord Byron does not understand this, for he does not understand...
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Desultory Thoughts in London: Titus and Gisippus, with Other Poems

Charles Lloyd - 1821 - 251 pages
...Thus 'tis save when our infancy's the father* Of our experience, from youth's blissful bowers ' So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a man ; So be it when I do grow old, Or let me die ! Of being's progress : — progress then, alone : Else retrograde...
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The Literary and Scientific Repository, and Critical Review, Volume 3

1821
...bright in the sun ; the rainbow still lifts its head above the storm to the eye of infancy or age— So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a man, So shall it be till I grow old and die ; but Lord Byron does not understand this, for he doe8 not understand...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - 1827
...Falling Leaves ... 349 < POEMS REFERRING TO THE PERIOD OF CHILDHOOD. VOL. I. 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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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

Theology - 1836
...correspondent to the fair promises which it gives ? We quote here an entire poem : ' 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 ! Tim child is father of the man ; And I could wish my days...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 24

Scotland - 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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