Looking Forward

By Robert Louis Stevenson 1850–1894
When I am grown to man's estate
I shall be very proud and great,
And tell the other girls and boys
Not to meddle with my toys.

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Poet Robert Louis Stevenson 1850–1894

POET’S REGION Scotland

SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian

Subjects Social Commentaries, Money & Economics

Poetic Terms Epigram, Couplet

 Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson is best known as the author of the children’s classic Treasure Island, and the adult horror story, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Both of these novels have curious origins. A map of an imaginary island gave Stevenson the idea for the first story, and a nightmare supplied the premise of the second. In addition to memorable origins, these tales also share Stevenson’s key theme: the . . .

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SUBJECT Social Commentaries, Money & Economics

POET’S REGION Scotland

SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian

Poetic Terms Epigram, Couplet

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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