If it were not such a squally day
‡‡I guess that I would write
Some simple lines, and say my say
‡‡On this stupendous sight.
Q in a Corner:
O, what a pity that there should
‡‡Be such a naughty squall,
That pretty missy cannot write
‡‡Her poem on the “fall.”
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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