Hark, hark! ‘t is Niagara’s mighty roar,
As o’er the ledge St. Lawrence’ waters pour.
Father Omnipotent! in this we see
An emblem fit of vast eternity;
As downwards in their course the waters flow,
And then are lost in the abyss below,
So haste thy creatures onward to that bourne
From whence no travelers shall e’er return.
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
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