The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar (New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1913), Facsimile in The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, ed. Joanne M. Braxton (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1993), p. 199. PS 1556 AI 1993 Robarts Library.
"When there's children in the house, They keep on a-getting tall; But the folks don't seem to see That they's growing up at all, Until they find out some fine day That the girls has commenced to grow, When they notice as they pass That the front gate's sagging low." Back to Line