Untitled by François

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The title page of the Table Rock Album

Lo! dey come, de peoples, much 
De French, de Anglais, Yankee, Dutch
Lo! dey come, and here dey view
De vorld of vaters  not a few.
De peoples come, and den dey tell
De verse dey know not how to spell;
And what is very much absurd,
Dey ignorant of Anglais vord.
Ma foi, indeed I tink my verse
De best — I’m sure ‘t is not the worst.

 

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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