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Poem by Henry Livingston


To the Memory of Henry Welles Livingston


A gentle spirit now above
Once animated what lies here
Till heavn announcd in tenderest love
Ascend Immortal to yon sphere.

The lambkin at the great behest
Gave up its life without one groan;
When lo! In robes supernal drest
He found the bright abodes his own!

Most glorious and delightful scenes
Rushd full upon his rapturd sense;
Beyond what fancy ever dreams,
Or Eden knew in innocence.

Adieu! Adieu! My sweest boy,
Adieu till lifes vain dream be oer;
Then with a parents keenest joy
Ill cling to Thee to part no more.



Henry Livingston


Henry Livingston's other poems:
  1. Acknowledgement
  2. On My Sister Joannas Entrance into Her 33rd Year
  3. Dialogue
  4. The Procession
  5. An Elegy on the Death of Montgomery Tappen


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