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

The style of this rebus seems too simplistic to be Henry's
but "the rising day" appears in a hymn

New-York Magazine; or, Literary Repository
March, 1791, p.173


THE wond'rous wife of whom the poets tell
Her husband sought her in the courts of hell;
The birds whose notes the rising day proclaim;
The glorious charter of Columbia's fame;
The circling belt which binds the welkin round;
The Grecian chief in epic song renown'd;
The female charm that captivates the eye;
The ambient stream that wafts a lover's sigh;
The prime of life, to future evils blind;
The tender offspring of the fleecy kind;
The precious gem of ever varying green;
The bard whose numbers sing the ebon queen: -
Th' initials join, a beauteous maid you'll find,
Whose form's excell'd by nothing but her mind.


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