intimations of immortality quotes

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What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
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Heaven lies about us in our infancy!
Shades of the prison-house begin to close
Upon the growing boy.
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
Behold the Child among his new-born blisses,
A six years' Darling of a pigmy size!
Earth fills her lap with pleasures of her own;
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
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And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
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To me alone there came a thought of grief;
A timely utterance gave that thought relief,
And I again am strong:
And fade into the light of common day.
Thou little Child, yet glorious in the might
Of heaven-born freedom on thy being's height,
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