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" You are old, Father William, the young man cried, And life must be hastening away ; You are cheerful, and love to converse upon death ! Now tell me the reason, I pray. "
La Belle Assemblée, Or, Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine - Page 7
1807
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The Annual Anthology, Volume 1

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1799 - 300 pages
...You are old, Father William, the young man cried, And life must be hastening away ; You are chearful, and love to converse upon death ! Now tell me the reason I pray. I am chearful young man, Father William replied, Let the cause thy attention engage ; In the days of my...
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The Balance, and Columbian Repository, Volume 2

Hudson (N.Y.) - 1803
...British Birch. You are old, Father William, the young man now | said, And life must be hastening away : You are cheerful, and love to converse upon death, Now tell me the reason, I pray ! I am cheerful, indeed, Father William replied ; Let the cause thy attention engage j In the days of my youth, I remember'd...
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Metrical Tales and Other Poems

Robert Southey - Poetry - 1805 - 201 pages
...You are old, Father William, the young man cried, And life must be hastening away ; You are chearful, and love to converse upon death ! Now tell me the reason I pray. I am chearful, young man, Father William replied, Let the cause thy attention engage ; In the days of my...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

English literature - 1805
...You are old, Father William, the young man cried, And life must be hastening away ; You are chearful, and love to converse upon death ! Now tell me the reason I pray. . . ' 'I am chearful, young man, Father William replied, Let the cause thy attention engage ; In the days of my...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806
...the past." " You are old, father William," the young man vcried, " And life must be hast'ning away ; You are cheerful, and love to converse upon * death...cause thy attention engage : In the days of my youth I remember'd my God, And he hath not forgotten my age." AKTHOLOGY. 34 The Traveller's Returt. THE TRAVELLER'S...
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Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing ..., Volume 3

Women - 1807
...cried, And life must be hastening awtiy ; You are cheerful, and love to converse upoa death! Now U-ll me the reason I pray. I am cheerful, young man, Father...thy attention engage ; — In the days of my youth I remember'd my God 1 Aud he hath not forgotten my age. PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS FOR DECEMBER. COVENT-GARDEN....
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 3

1807
...the young ma» cried, And life must he hastening away; Yon are cheerful, aud love to converse upoa death! Now tell me the reason I pray. I am cheerful, young man, Father Williai» replied, » Let the cause thy attention enpajr2 ; — • In the days of myyouth I remembt.'d...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1804
...muft be haft'ning away; You are cheerful, and love to converfeupon cleath: Now tell me the reafon, I pray." " I am cheerful, young man," father William replied, " Let the caufe thy attention engage : In the days of my youth I remember'd my God, And he hath not forgotten...
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Letters to John Aikin, M. D.: On His Volume of Vocal Poetry: and on His ...

James Plumptre - Songs, English - 1811 - 472 pages
...the past." 5 " You are old, father William," the young man cried, " And life must be hast'ning away ; You are cheerful, and love to converse upon death : Now tell me the reason, I pray." 6 " I am cheerful, young man," father William replied, " Let the cause thy attention engage : In the...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

1814
...past." ., '. • " You are old, Father William," the young man cry'd, "And life must be hastening away, You are cheerful, and love to converse upon death,...pray ?" " I am cheerful, young man," Father William reply'd, " Let the cause thy attention engage, In the days of my youth I remembered my God, And he...
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