Not in the forest vast, when winds awake,
With giant energies and mighty power —
Not on the boundless deep when storms arise,
And tempests loudly roar, is nature seen
In grandest garb arrayed — but where Niagara’s
Thundering voice is heard, and where her waves,
In angry majesty are seen to pour;
Then doth she wear a garb that wins from man
The incense of his wonder, awe and praise.
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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