but you'll find people down here born grumblers, who see no
change except the change for the worse. There was an old negro
woman of this sort. A young New-Yorker said in her presence,
"What a wonderful moon you have down here!" She sighed and said,
"Ah, bless yo' heart, honey, you ought to seen dat moon befo'
The new topic was dead already. But the poet resurrected it,
A brief dispute followed, as to whether the difference between
Northern and Southern moonlight really existed or was only imagined.