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Answered 2012-01-24 07:14:29

It's from a poem by William Wordsworth:

MY heart leaps up when I behold

A rainbow in the sky:

So was it when my life began,

So is it now I am a man,

So be it when I shall grow old

Or let me die!

The child is father of the man:

And I could wish my days to be

Bound each to each by natural piety

The phrase means that what we are when young gives shape and, in a sense, gives birth to what we are when grown.

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