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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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...sympathies to that world which lay beyond his happy mountain solitude. Lina. My heart leaps up when s 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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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...sympathies to that world which lay beyond his happy mountain solitude. Lines. My heart leaps up when physical truth with diffuse gorgeous description and metaphor. His simpler effusions 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 Living Age ..., Volume 195

1892
...the spectacle of it ; when a thing of beauty ceases to be a " joy forever." 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 be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die ! Other illustrations of this change in the general attitude...
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My school-boy days

My school-boy days - 1844
... Ilk ••Jff -V -v. 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. WORDSWORTH. LONDON: THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY; Instituted 1799. SOLD AT THE DEPOSITORY, 56,...
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Sacred History of the World: Attempted to be ..., Volume 2, Issue 72

Sharon Turner - Creation - 1844
...man 1" Ibid. v. 5. p. 214. " My heart leaped up when I beheld A rainbow in the sky, So was it, ti'hin 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 tke man. And I could wish my days...
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Satanstoe; or, The family of Littlepage

James Fenimore Cooper - 1845
...through the dam above, and was coming down upon us in a torrent. CHAPTER VII. 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 Poems of William Wordsworth ...

William Wordsworth - Authors' presentation copies - 1845 - 619 pages
...Mercy gives me leave to die. 1795-6. POEMS REFERRING TO THE PERIOD OF CHILDHOOD. 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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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 222 pages
...world, like the music of one's native tongue heard in some far-off country. " 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 shall it be when I grow old and die. The child 's the father of the man, And I would have my years...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 71

1868
...almost see the plumes of angels ascending and descending. Wordsworth says : — " 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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Introductory Lectures on Modern History: Delivered in Lent Term, MDCCCXLII ...

Thomas Arnold - History - 1845 - 428 pages
...is broken, and the deep truth conveyed in those beautiful lines of Mr. Wordsworth, — " The child is father of the man, And I would wish my days to be, Bound each to each by natural piety," a truth almost more important to be observed by nations than by individuals, is unhappily neglected....
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