Henry Livingston Jr.
Henry Livingston Jr. Poems
- Dialogue Children Pray dearest mother if you please Cut ...
- Epithalamium: A Marriage Poem 'Twas summer, when softly the ...
- Hiding Place Hail sov'reign love that first began, The ...
- The Dance Take the name of the swain, a forlorn witless ...
- To My Little Niece Anne Duycki... To his charming black-eyed ...
- The Crane & The Fox, A Fable In long gone years a fox and ...
- Acknowledgement With the ladies' permission, most humbly I'd ...
Henry Livingston, Jr. (October 13, 1748 - February 29, 1828) has been proposed as being the uncredited author of the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", more popularly known (after its first line) as "The Night Before Christmas." The poem has always been attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, and the Livingston claim is hotly disputed.
He was born on October 13, 1748 in Poughkeepsie, New York, to Henry Livingston, Sr. and Susannah Conklin.
In 1774, Livingston married Sarah Welles, the daughter of Reverend Noah Welles, the minister of the Stamford, Connecticut Congregational Church. Their daughter Catherine was born shortly before Livingston joined the army on a... more »
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Pray dearest mother if you please
Cut up your double-curded cheese,
The oldest of the brotherhood.
It's ripe, no doubt and nicely good!
Your reputation will rise treble
As we the lucious morsel nibble.
Praise will flow from each partaker
Both on the morsel and the maker!
Your suit is vain,--upon my word,
You taste not yet my double-curd;
I know the hour,--the very minute
In which I'll plunge my cutteau in it;
Am I to learn of witless bairns
How I must manage my concerns?
As yet the fervid dog-star reigns