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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 - 1839 - 402 pages
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Wordsworth: Poet of Nature and Poet of Man, Volume 10

Elias Hershey Sneath - 1912 - 344 pages
...what it augurs of the life to come.* In " The Excursion " he virtually affirms the doctrine. He asks : 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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Selections from the Poems of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - English poetry - 1921 - 254 pages
...Use and Wont, That guard the portals of the house. 131-71. For this stanza cf. Excursion, ix, 36-44: 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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At One with the Invisible: Studies in Mysticism

Elias Hershey Sneath - Mysticism - 1921 - 314 pages
...tells of Being past, Nor what it augurs of the life to come " ; 3S Again, in The Excursion, he asks: " Ah ! why in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks...Of childhood — but that there the Soul discerns 32 Ode, Intimations of Immortality, II. 108-167. "3 The Prelude, Bk. V, 11. 507-511. The dear memorial...
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English Childhood: Wordsworth's Treatment of Childhood in the Light of ...

Adolph Charles Babenroth - Children in literature - 1922 - 420 pages
...so it is. (V, 507-512) He employs the language of religion to reflect the sacredness of childhood. 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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English Childhood: Wordsworth's Treatment of Childhood in the ..., Volume 37

Adolph Charles Babenroth - Children in literature - 1922 - 424 pages
...so it is. (V, 507-513) He employs the language of religion to reflect the sacredness of childhood. Ah ! why in age Do we revert so fondly to the walks...Soul discerns The dear memorial footsteps unimpaired 'Wordsworth, according to the Wordsworth Concordance. has used the following words in 'their different...
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The Poetry Review, Volume 13

Stephen Phillips, Galloway Kyle - Poetry - 1922 - 472 pages
...acceptance of the order of things in which it finds itself, that makes us revert to it so fondly. It is there the soul discerns The dear memorial footsteps unimpaired Of her own native vigour ; thence can hear Reverberations, and a choral song. . . . (Exc. ix. 36) rather, that this (somewhat...
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Colorado College Publication: Language series, Volumes 2-3

Colorado College - Language and languages - 1904 - 700 pages
...recollections in old age, quoted above, with the following lines from the ninth book; of the Excursion: "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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Publications: language series, Volumes 2-3

Colorado College - Philology, Modern - 1904 - 596 pages
...the following lines from the ninth book of the Excursion: "All! why in age L)o we revert so fondly tu the walks Of childhood, — but that there the Soul...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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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - Literary Collections - 2005 - 575 pages
...at whatever period soever of life, is always a child. In the woods, is perpetual youth" (E&L 1 0) . "Why in age, / Do we revert so fondly to the walks of Childhood?" asks Wordsworth's Wanderer. Because "there the soul discerns / The dear memorial footsteps unimpaired...
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The Works of the British Poets: Selected and Chronologically ..., Volume 3

John Aikin, John Frost - English poetry - 1866 - 786 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 discern! The dear memorial footsteps unimpair'd Of her own native vigour, thence can hear Reverberations,...
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