Henry Livingston, Jr.
1791 New-York Magazine; or Literary Repository

Anonymous publication of poem from Henry's Manuscript Book

Van Deusen-Kosinski Collection

New-York Magazine; or, Literary Repository
February, 1791, p.113

The Frontier Song

Let statesmen tread their giddy round
    >Undoing and undone,
I hug my cell where still is found
    My puppy squaw and gun.

Let the gay Beau and tinsel'd Belle
    In pleasure's circle run,
My happiness their joys excel
    My puppy squaw & gun.

When forests nod, and lakes expand
    And foaming cat'racts stun
I've fix'd my home: on either hand
    My puppy squaw & gun.

Ambitions's path, the miser's road
    The legal maze I shun;
But cling to my belov'd abode
    My puppy squaw & gun.


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