boyhood


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the childhood of a boy

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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.
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.
The horror of my boyhood was that I knew a time would come when I also must give up the games, and how it was to be done I saw not (this agony still returns to me in dreams, when I catch myself playing marbles, and look on with cold displeasure); I felt that I must continue playing in secret, and I took this shadow to her, when she told me her own experience, which convinced us both that we were very like each other inside.
Like the others of his tribe, he differed in several minor essentials from the apes of Tarzan's boyhood.
But for the heavy burden upon his heart he would have been happy in this return to the old free life of his boyhood.
This picture is called The Boyhood of Raleigh, and was painted by one of our great painters, Sir John Millais.
From boyhood he, like Scott, studied human nature with keen delight in rambles about the country, and unlike Scott he was incessantly practising writing merely for the perfection of his style.
His instinct for story-telling in verse and prose had showed itself from his boyhood, but his first significant appearance in print was in 1886, with a volume of poems later included among the 'Departmental Ditties.
Patri's advice exemplified ideas about boyhood shared by many boy workers and educators, although he was not in the advance guard of psychological thought.
Roy Williams spent his boyhood dreaming of playing for North Carolina.
Baynes' own love of science and math can be traced back to his boyhood love of science kits and trips to the airport and science museums.
Flying over forest fires, he camps beside a tangle of rusting snares that remind him of his boyhood memories of death and grief.
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Mark Twain Museum Hannibal, Missouri