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" Delight and liberty, the simple creed Of Childhood, whether busy or at rest, With new-fledged hope still fluttering in his breast: Not for these I raise The song of thanks and praise... "
Biographia literaria; or, Biographical sketches of my literary life and opinions - Page 581
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1848 - 804 pages
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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 200 pages
...her earthly freight, And custom lie upon thee with a weight Heavy as frost, and deep almost as life! O joy! that in our embers Is something that doth live,...thought of our past years in me doth breed Perpetual benediction: not indeed For that which is most worthy to be blest-- Delight and liberty, the simple...
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Looking for Hamlet

Marvin W. Hunt - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 256 pages
...ode; even in old age vestiges of youth, the essence of which can be appreciated only in age, survive: O joy! That in our embers Is something that doth live, That nature yet remembers What was so fugitive. Thus, We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy Which...
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The Child Figure in English Literature

Robert Pattison - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 208 pages
...(127-129) The final three stanzas reply to this question, and the answer comes in a tone of triumph : O joy! that in our embers Is something that doth live, That nature yet remembers What was so fugitive ! (133-136) What is praised here is not childhood itself, but the remembrance of it : Delight and Liberty,...
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