I stood on the cliff, and, astonished, gazed round,
Saw the waters rush o’er, and heard them rebound.
And I thought, if my love should slip and fall so,
She might tumble alone, for I wouldn’t go.
July 30, 1837
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
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