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The title page of the Table Rock Album

“On to the curtained shrine — ay, pass within
Into that trembling temple of the world;
And there stoop ‘mid the storm.   ‘T will visit you
In robes of darkness that will seem like night
Fallen on mid-day.    ‘T will come on you in song
Gigantic, but melodious — chorussed still,
Like a mad ocean heaved on iron shores
By tempests that stir earth’s foundation. — Go stand
Up amid the roar — ‘T will visit you if yet
A ray gleam through the twilight of your soul.”

 

Source: Table Rock Album and Sketches of the Falls and Scenery Adjacent. Buffalo: Steam Press of Thomas and Lathrops, copyright by Jewett, Thomas & Co.,1856c.1848

This link takes you to the scanned version of  the 1855 version of Table Rock Album from the Hathi Trust

See the Table of Contents of the Table Rock Album on this site.

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