Quotation by John Townsend Trowbridge

An aspiring genius was D. Green:
The son of a farmer, age fourteen;
His body was long and lank and lean—
Just right for flying, as will be seen;
John Townsend Trowbridge (1827–1916), U.S. poet. Darius Green and His Flying-Machine (l. 15–18). . .

Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.
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