Boast not thyself, Niagara,
‡‡That thy deep song shall ne’er be o’er ―
The archangel’s voice shall yet proclaim
‡‡That thou and time shall be no more.
Boast not thyself, though God hath set
‡‡His seal of glory on thee now;
For He shall veil thy glory yet,
‡‡And take the rainbow from thy brow.
Thou, thou may’st sing a requiem o’er
‡‡The grave of millions yet unborn;
Thy sun of glory too shall set ―
‡‡The universe for thee shall mourn.
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
See the Table of Contents of the Table Rock Album on this site.