Christ, I'm like a pimple-faced schoolboy on prom night.
He rolled his eyes and drawled like a schoolboy, Thanks Mom.
According to his own testimony he arrived at the university " with a stock of information which might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy might be ashamed."
He tells us that, at this time, God wrought with him as a master with a schoolboy whom he teaches.
Out of his long life of eighty years, sixty were spent amid its lakes and mountains, first as a schoolboy at Hawkshead, and afterwards as a resident at Grasmere (1799-1813) and Rydal Mount (1813-1850).