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" So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng ; So would I seem amid the young and gay More grave than they ; That in my age as cheerful I might be As the green winter of the Holly Tree. "
On the Beauties, Harmonies, and Sublimities of Nature: With Occasional ... - Page 91
by Charles Bucke - 1823
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The Annual Anthology, Volume 1

Robert Southey - 1800
...bright than they, But when the bare and wintry woods we see What then so chearful as the Holly Tree ? So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng, So would I seem amid the young and gay More grave than they, That in my age as chearful I might be As the green winter...
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1800
...the bare and wintry woods we see What then sa chearful as the Holly Tree ? Less bright than they, ' So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng, So would I seem amid the young and gay More grave than they, That in my age as chearful I might be As the green winter...
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Metrical Tales and Other Poems

Robert Southey - 1805 - 201 pages
...bright than they, But when the bare and wintry woods we see What then so chearful as the Holly Tree ? So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng, So would I seem amid the young and gay More grave than they, That in my age as chearful I might be As the green winter...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 331 pages
...written two) are not answerable to it ; they are, except a few poetical passages, drawling sentiment So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng, So would I seem amid the young and gay More grave than they, That in my age as cheerful I might be As the green winter...
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 3

...bright than they ; But when the bare and wintry woods we see, What then so cheerful as the Holly Tree! So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng, So would I seem amid the young and gay, More grave than they ; That, in my age, as cheerful I might be^ As the green...
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral ..., Volume 3

1821
...bright than they ; But when the bare and wintry woods we see, What then so cheerful as the Holly Tree! So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng, So would I seem amid the young and gay, More grave than they ; That, in my age, as cheerful I might be As the green...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian

1830
...bright than they ; But when the bare and wintry woods we see, What then so cheerful as the Holly- Tree? So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng, So would I seem amid the young and gay More grave than they, That in my age as cheerful I might be As the green winter...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, Esq. ...: Minor poems

Robert Southey - 1823
...bright than they ; But when the bare and wintry woods we see, What then so chearful as the Holly Tree ? So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng, So would I seem amid the young and gay More grave than they, That in my age as chearful I might be As the green...
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Sylvan sketches; or, A companion to the park and the shrubbery, by the ...

Elizabeth Kent (botanist.) - 1825 - 408 pages
...bright than they ; But when the bare and wintry woods we see, What then so cheerful as the holly-tree ? So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless...as cheerful I might be As the green winter of the holly-tree." Wordsworth also praises the Holly : " Where leafless oaks towered high above, I sate within...
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The National magazine and general review

James Lyon (of Fairhaven, Vermont)
...bright than they ; But when the bare and wintry woods we see, What then so cheerful as the Holly Tree? So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng, So would I seem amid the young and gay More grave than they ; That in my age as cheerful I might be As the green winter...
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