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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
William Wordsworth. 1770–1850
532. The Rainbow
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,         5
      Or let me die! 
The Child is father of the Man; 
I could wish my days to be 
Bound each to each by natural piety. 
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