Lyrics of the Hearthside

by Paul Laurence Dunbar


Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1913
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Dunbar, P.L. (1913). The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.5
  • Word Count: 29
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Keywords: art, clay
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“I am but clay,” the sinner plead,
Who fed each vain desire.
“Not only clay,” another said,
“But worse, for thou art mire.”