Henry Livingston, Jr.
Henry Livingston's Poetry


M UCH I admire, thou loveliest of the fair,
A wake or sleep -- thou art my only care,
R ising or falling -- no beauty can I see,
(I can see none) except 'tis lovely thee,
A nd on thee rests my whole felicity.

M ust I admire again -- I must and will,
A nd think on thee whole charms so often kill.
R eturn the love which glows within my breast,
T ake pity on a heart, which knows no rest;
I can no longer brook thy lovely scorn,
N or can I live, and living, live forlorn.
Oct 9. R.

New York Weekly Museum
(Sat Aug 9, 1794); by R.


Writing,     Documents,     Letters,     Poetry,     Prose

Illustrated 1823 Night Before Christmas

All Henry Livingston's Poetry,     All Clement Moore's Poetry     Historical Articles About Authorship

Many Ways to Read Henry Livingston's Poetry

Arguments,   Smoking Gun?,   Reindeer Names,   First Publication,   Early Variants  
Timeline Summary,   Witness Letters,   Quest to Prove Authorship,   Scholars,   Fiction  

   Book,   Slideshow,   Xmas,   Writing,   The Man,   Work,   Illos,   Music,   Genealogy,   Bios,   History,   Games  

Henry's Home

Mary's Home

IME logo Copyright © 2003, InterMedia Enterprises