Ode Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
William Wordsworth. 1770–1850
Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900
There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
It is not now as it hath been of yore;--
Turn wheresoe'er I may,
By night or day,
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.