And does the best he knows and can;
He doesn't brag on his ancestry
To make his folks out better'n they be;
He says his say, then he ups and goes,
And out on the plain the free wind blows.
He doesn't bark up your family tree
In the East and the South
__Hannah Rea Woodman.
Poems by Hannah Rea Woodman
(Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: A. V. Haight & Company. 1909)