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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Looking Forward


              1When I am grown to man's estate
              2I shall be very proud and great,
              3And tell the other girls and boys
              4Not to meddle with my toys.


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Robert Louis Stevenson, "A Child's Garden of Verses XII," Ballads and Other Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson: A Child's Garden of Verses; Underwoods; Ballads (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900): 13. end/S749/A155/190- Fisher Rare Book Library
First publication date: 1885
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1996-2000.
Recent editing: 2:2001/12/6

Composition date: 1885
Rhyme: aabb


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