Robert Donat reads the first stanza of William Wordsworth's Ode: Intimations Of Immortality
There Was A Time
Ode: Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood
by William Wordsworth (1770--1850)
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.