How poor! how very poor is praise from man!
Poor to Him praised, is all created praise.
When I behold this scene, and think that all
is of less value than a single soul —
O were the whole cast universe a wreck,
That awful wreck inanimate were less
Than one lost image of the Architect!
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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