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" Ah ! why in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks Of childhood — but that there the Soul discerns The dear memorial footsteps unimpaired Of her own native vigour ; thence can hear Reverberations ; and a choral song, Commingling with the incense that... "
Poems, now first collected - Page 211
by Chandos Leigh (1st baron.) - 1839
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 179

1894
...may compare with this the opening of the ninth book of the ' Excursion,' and especially the lines ' Ah, why in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks Of childhood; but that then the soul discerns The dear memorial footsteps unimpaired VOL. CLXXIX. NO. CCCILXVII. P Of her...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 5

William Wordsworth - 1827 - 452 pages
...impulse; and so moves the Man 'Mid all his apprehensions, cares, and fears, — Or so he ought to move. Ah ! why in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks...memorial footsteps unimpaired Of her own native vigour — thence can hear Reverberations; and a choral song, Commingling with the incense that ascends Undaunted,...
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The Excursion: A Poem

William Wordsworth - 1836 - 398 pages
...impulse ; and so moves the man 'Mid all his apprehensions, cares, and fears, — Or so he ought to move. Ah ! why in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks...memorial footsteps unimpaired Of her own native vigour ; thence can hear Reverberations ; and a choral song, Commingling with the incense that ascends, Undaunted,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 750 pages
...impulse ; and so moves the man 'Mid all his apprehensions, cares, and fears; Or so he ought to move. Ah! why in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks...there the soul discerns The dear memorial footsteps unimpair'd Of her own native vigour, thence can hear Reverberations, and a choral song, Commingling...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin, John Frost - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...impulse ; and so moves the man 'Mid all his apprehensions, cares, and fears ; Or so he ought to move. Ah ! why in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks Of childhood, but that there the soul discerns Tile dear memorial footsteps unimpair'd Of her own native vigour, thence can hear Reverberations, and...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 790 pages
...impulse ; and so moves the man 'Mid all his apprehensions, cares, and fears ; Or so he ought to move. rom trifles, trifles ever new. Twas thus with Giles : meek, fathe hut that there the soul discerns The dear memorial footsteps unimpair'd Of her own native vigour, thence...
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The New York Review, Volume 4

Francis Lister Hawks, Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - Bibliography - 1839 - 554 pages
...cares, and fears, — Or so he ought to move. Ah ! irhy in age Do we revert so fondly to the valkt Of Childhood — but that there the Soul discerns...dear memorial footsteps unimpaired Of her own native vigor ; thence can hear Reverberations ; and a choral song Commingling with the incenie that ascends...
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The New-York Review, Volume 4

1839 - 540 pages
...moves the man, 'Mid all his apprehensions, cares, and fears, — Or so he ought to move. Ah ! u>hy in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks Of Childhood — but that there the Soul dif cents The dear memorial footsteps unimpaired Of her own native vigor ; thence can hear Reverberations...
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The New-York Review, Volume 4

1839 - 538 pages
...moves the man, 'Mid all his apprehensions, cares, and fears, — Or so he ought to move. Ah ! ichy in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks Of Childhood — but that there the Smd discerns The dear memorial footsteps unimpaired Of her own native vigor ; thence can hear Reverberations...
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Nugae Literariae: Prose and Verse

Richard Winter Hamilton - Literature - 1841 - 616 pages
...as each quality is remembered after being consciously perceived. But who remembers ? myself: — " Ah ! why in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks...is given her thence in age to hear Reverberations ?"* As the Association of ideas is another state the mind is often found in, it may be proper to mention...
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