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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 Early Life and Professional Years of Bishop Hobart

John McVickar - Anglican Communion - 1838 - 513 pages
...impossible to be with him without catching somewhat of his own simple-hearted enthusiasm. But thus is it ever with all true lovers of nature ; the language...the man, And I would wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.' Nor were his country pleasures merely passive. In walking through his orchards,...
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The Sacred History of the World: Attempted to be Philosophically ..., Volume 2

Sharon Turner - Creation - 1838
...reason to lament What man has made of man !" Ibid. v. 5. p. 114. i t " My bean leaped up when I beheld 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, So, let me die. The child is father of the man. And I could wish my days...
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Sunday School Teachers' Magazine, and Journal of Education

Sunday school teachers - 1813
...gentle poet had, who sang in a measure which will be always sweet and new : " My heart leaps np when I behold A rainbow in the sky ; So was it when my...— 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 we " Would have otir...
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 350 pages
...gleaming from the west Fall on the watery cloud. So, too, Wordsworth says — Jly 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, &c. Of the miseries attendant upon acting on imaginations, as if they...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review, Volume 13

Religion - 1839
...the heart that leaps not up with it. and joins not in its fervent prayer. " 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 Biblical repositor (and quarterly observer) [afterw.] The American ...

Edward Robinson - 1839
...the heart that leaps not up with it. and joins not in its fervent prayer. " 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 American Biblical Repository

Theology - 1839
...the heart that leaps not up with it. and joins not in its fervent prayer. " 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 roe die ! The child is father of the man, And I could wish my days,...
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The New-York Review, Volume 4

1839
...evolved in the lines with which the poet meets his reader on his first page : " 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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London Saturday Journal..., Volume 1

1839
...Wordsworth has condensed a volume into a few well-known but immortal lines :— " My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my lift began; So ii it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die I The MM u father...
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Gems of Literature, Or Tales for All Times: Being a Selection from the Most ...

1840
...two sisters is to be celebrated on the same day. MISS MITFORD. MY HEART LEAPS. 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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