Ye prosing poets,who dull rhymes indite,
Why in this place your leaden nonsense write?
Can scenes like these no nobler strain inspire
Than vulgar slang and wit whose jokes miss fire?
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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