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Hi

Child is the father of the man.

Can you help me with the meaning of this thought by William Wordsworth?
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Hi,

I take it to mean that the child comes first, before he grows into a man. What the man becomes is dictated by what the child is.

Here is some discussion of the topic.

http://www.enotes.com/william-wordsworth/discuss/meaning-child-father-man-8559

There is another famous, and similar quotation. As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined.

Clive
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Thank you, Clive.

Thanks for the new one you have shown me. I will spend some time on it today.