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And boyhood is a summer sun Whose waning is the dreariest one -- For all we live to know is known, And all we seek to keep hath flown - Let life, then, as the day-flower, fall With the noon-day beauty - which is all.
The reading of 'Don Quixote' went on throughout my boyhood, so that I cannot recall any distinctive period of it when I was not, more or less, reading that book.
His boyhood among the apes spread itself in a slow panorama before him, and as it unfolded it induced within him a mighty longing for the companionship of the shaggy, low-browed brutes of his past.
My dear,' said Dick, desperately, 'you do not understand; you do not know what it is to be treated with daily want of comprehension and daily small injustices, through childhood and boyhood and manhood, until you despair of a hearing, until the thing rides you like a nightmare, until you almost hate the sight of the man you love, and who's your father after all.
I thought that among those surroundings, with their recollections of his boyhood, Dirk Stroeve would forget his unhappiness.
In making this substitution I had drawn upon the wisdom of a very remote source -- the wisdom of my boyhood -- for the true statesman does not despise any wisdom, howsoever lowly may be its origin: in my boyhood I had always saved my pennies and contributed buttons to the foreign missionary cause.
What she had been, what I should be, these were the two great subjects between us in my boyhood, and while we discussed the one we were deciding the other, though neither of us knew it.
Like the others of his tribe, he differed in several minor essentials from the apes of Tarzan's boyhood.
This picture is called The Boyhood of Raleigh, and was painted by one of our great painters, Sir John Millais.