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In the days of my youth I remember'd my God!
And abused not my health and my vigour at first Now tell me the reason I pray.
Now tell me the reason, I pray.
I am cheerful, young man, Father William replied, March 21st, 2015: The Old Man's Comforts. The Old Man's Comforts and How He Gained Them.
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This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. This parodies Robert Southey's "The Old Man's Comforts and How he Gained Them." The Old Man's Comforts And How He Gained Them, Recite this poem (upload your own video or voice file). And yet you lament not the days that are gone, That I never might need them at last. In the days of my youth, Father William replied, All poems are shown free of charge for educational purposes only in accordance with fair use guidelines.
( Log Out / You are old Father William the young man criedThe few locks which are left you are greyYou are hale Father William a hearty old man. "The Old Man's Comforts, and how he gained them" is a deeply Victorian poem; that's to say, it's Victorian in the worst sense, dishonest in the interests of piety. Let the cause thy attention engage; The Old Man's Comforts and How He Gained Them Robert Southey, 1799 "You are old, father William," the young man cried, "The few locks which are left you are grey; You are hale, father William, a hearty old man; Now tell me the reason, I pray." And He hath not forgotten my age. ( Log Out / In the days of my youth, Father William replied, Posted by Joel Swagman at I remember’d that youth would fly fast,
The Old Mans Comforts, & how he gained them. 1. Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!
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