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" You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man ; Now tell me the reason, I pray. In the days of my youth... "
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 - 1800
...puppy — you have fpoil'd my wig !" The OLD MAN'S COMFORTS, And Ao-o> lie gained them. You are oJd, Father William* the young man cried, The few locks...William, a hearty old man, Now tell me the reason I pray. In the days of my youth, Father William replied, I remember'd that youth would fly fast, And abused...
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The Balance, and Columbian Repository, Volume 2

Hudson (N.Y.) - 1803
...William, a young man once , said, Your few locks that are left are quite grey : You are hale, FatHfcr William, a hearty old man : Now tell me the reason, I pray ? In the days of my youth. Father William replied, I remember'd thit youth would fly fast, And abus'd...
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Metrical Tales and Other Poems

Robert Southey - Poetry - 1805 - 201 pages
...COMFORTS. And. how he gained them. 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. In the days of my youth, Father William replied, I remember'd that youth would fly fast, And abused...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806
...THEM. *' You are old, father William," the young man cried, " The few locks that are left you are gray: You are hale, father William, a hearty old man ; Now tell me the reason, I pray." " In the days of my youth," father William replied, " I remember'd that youth -would fly fast, And...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 3

1807
...curioiity by gft-nej al reader«. H. THE OLD MAN'S COMFORTS, AND HOW HE CAIN'ED THEM. You are old, Father William, the young man cried, • The few locks that are left yon are grey ; You arc hale, Father William, a hearty old man, Now tell me tlie reason I pray. In the...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1804
...man I WATTS' Ibe Old Man's Comforts. THE OLD MAN'S COMFORTS, AND HO\V HE GAINED THEM. <f You are old, father William," the young man cried, " The few locks that are left you are gray: You are hale, father William, a hearty old man : Now tell me the reafon, I pray." " In the days...
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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
...brighter day". JP XIII. THE OLD MAN'S COMFORTS, AND HOW HE GAIXED THEM. BY ROBERT SOUTHEY. 1 " You are old father William," the young man cried, " The few locks that are left you are gray : You are hale, father William, a hearty old man : Now tell me the reason, I pray." 2 " In the...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

1814
...YOUTH. "YOU arc old, Father William,'' the young man cry'd, "The few locks which are left you are gray, You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man, Now tell me the reason, I pray?" "In the days of my youth," Father William reply'd, "I remembered that youth would fly fast, And abus'd...
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Poetry for Children: Consisting of Short Pieces to be Committed to Memory

1820
...WATTS. S2 The Old Man's Corrfort*. THE OLD MAN'S COMFORTS, AND HOW HE GAINED THEM. " You are old, fathet William," the young man cried, " The few locks that are left you are gray : You are hale, father William, a hearty old man : Now tell me the reason, I pray." " In the clays...
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The Pleasures of Human Life, Examined and Enumerated: With an Entertaining ...

John Platts - Conduct of life - 1822 - 764 pages
...which e remembers he was entertained in the troubled slumbers of a fit of sickness. — " You are old, father William," the young man cried, " The few locks...hearty old man ; Now tell me the reason, I pray." " In the days of my youth," father William replied, . "I remember'd that youth would fly fast, And...
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