Henry Livingston, Jr.
Henry Livingston's Poetry


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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Poughkeepsie Journal
March 5, 1791; by R

New-York Magazine; or, Literary Repository
VOL. II No. II; Feb 1791

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