Untitled by Francis Duncan

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The title page of the Table Rock Album

Roll on, Niagara, thou mighty cataract,
Magnificent memento of the power of God!
Thy changeless song of praise commenced with time,
And will continue to eternity.

On this, the morning that commemorates
The resurrection of the Son of God —
The hour when Christians meet to worship Him —
I hail thee with astonishment and awe.

This poem by Francis Duncan was found in the 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.

It is possible that Francis Duncan was the Royal Artillery Officer and later British MP. He is known to have been in Canada by 1861. The entry in Table Rock Album is undated, but this edition was published in 1856. Read about Duncan here

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