Table Rock Album Authors

Title page of Table Rock Album
Title page of Table Rock Album

In 1848 the Table Rock Album; or, Sketches of the Falls and Scenery Adjacent was first published. This book contains selections from guest books kept at Table Rock, and includes poems, prose, and doggerel about various visitors’ reflections on Niagara Falls. All of the poems and doggerel are indexed here. Some of the more literary poems are also indexed on the  Author Search and the Title Search pages.

Read George Holley’s explanation of the Table Rock Albums

This link takes you to the scanned version of  the 1855 version of Table Rock Album from the Hathi Trust

Go to Table Rock Album Titles Index

Authors A-Z

A.B.  Untitled
A.H.  Untitled
Alethes.  Untitled  (There’s grandeur in the lightning stroke)
A.N.C.  Untitled
•    Acrostic
•    Lines On Reading That The Only Words Spoken…
•    To Niagara 
•    To the Atheist
•    Untitled (Ages on ages Niagara has been pouring)
•    Untitled  (All hail, Niagara! by thine awful noise,)
•    Untitled  (As on the stormy beach I strayed)
•    Untitled  (Boast not thy greatness, Yankees tall)
•    Untitled  (Built by the golden sun, by day)
•    Untitled (Can man stop yonder cataracts in its course?)
•    Untitled (Fair Albion, smiling, sees her sons depart!)
•    Untitled (The Falls are all I fancied them;)
•    Untitled (Farewell, O Niagara! rolling in splendor,)
•    Untitled (Great is the mystery of Niagara’s waters)
•    Untitled (Hark, hark! ‘t is Niagara’s mighty roar)
•    Untitled (How poor! how very poor is praise from man!)
•    Untitled (I came to see)
•    Untitled (I stare with wonder, and alas!)
•    Untitled (I stood upon Niagara’s dizzy heights)
•    Untitled (If a fellow should slide down from off a slippery stick,)
•    Untitled (Look, look up; the spray is dashing)
•    Untitled (My thoughts are strange, sublime and deep,)
•    Untitled (My wife and I went round the Falls;)
•    Untitled (Next to the bliss of seeing Sarah,)
•    Untitled (Niagara, Niagara — careering in its might,)
•    Untitled (Niagara! thy waters were not made)
•    Untitled (On Table Rock we did embrace)
•    Untitled (“On to the curtained shrine — ay, pass within)
•    Untitled (Once on a time, with nought to do at home,)
•    Untitled (Roar away, mighty Fall)
•    Untitled (Roll on, Niagara! — amid thy roar,)
•    Untitled (A scene so vast, so wildly grand,)
•    Untitled (To view Niagara Falls one day,)
•    Untitled (Visitors, whene’er you wish)
•    Untitled (The wealth of Crœsus might have built)
•    Untitled (Ye prosing poets, who dull rhymes indite,)
•    Untitled (Ye who would feast your souls on heavenly food,)
A.R.P.  Religion
Austin, J.  Untitled (Down the steep an ocean pours)
A.U.Z.  Untitled (Land of my birth! land of the “stripes and stars”)
B______, Charlotte. Untitled 
Bar-Tender.  Untitled
Boz.  Untitled
Bragg, Jefferson.  Untitled
Brass Spurs and Brown Coat.  Untitled
Brooks, Maria Gower (Maria del Occidente)  Stanzas to Niagara
Brooks, N.  Untitled  (Ceaseless Niagara, shall thy thunder roll)
Bryant.  Untitled  (I came from Wall Street)
Carlisle, Earl of, 7th. (Lord Morpeth)   Niagara Falls
Clark, Willis Gaylord.  Niagara
C.O.B.  Untitled (I’ll climb the mountain tops)
Cope, C.H.  Untitled  (Thou image of the Almighty One, as on thy wave I gaze)
Crack Bard & No Bard.  A Dialogue (Stupendous river — mighty cataract!)
Cyrus.  Untitled (Here fools from all lands take of gazing their fill,)
Dashiell, T.H.  Untitled (‘Twas great to speak a world from naught,)
del Occidente, Maria (Maria Gower Brooks)  Stanzas to Niagara
Dickens, Charles (attributed to).  Untitled
Dowling, Rev. John  Sacred Musings
Duncan, Francis  Untitled
Dwyn, Thomas A.  Untitled
E.J.H.  Untitled
Emphatic.  Untitled
Foote, H., et al.  A Dialogue
François.  Untitled
G.  Untitled
G. et al.  A Dialogue
Howard, George William Frederick (Lord Morpeth)   Niagara Falls
Lindsay, H.  Niagara To Its Visitors
Menzies, George
•    Lines Written in the Album of The Table Rock, Niagara Falls
•    On the Same
•    Verses Written in the Album Kept at the Table Rock, Niagara Falls, During a Thunder Storm (1834 version)
Morpeth, Lord    Niagara Falls
Occidente, Maria del (Maria Gower Brooks) Stanzas to Niagara
Oh!!  Untitled
O’Reilly, Henry D.  Untitled
P.  Untitled
Patten, Jos. H.  Untitled 
Pratt, Sarah.  Niagara
Quiz.  Untitled
R.C.  Untitled
Romaine, B.T.  Untitled
Rowland, C. W.  Eternal – Beautiful – Serene – Sublime 
S. & M.  A Dialogue
Saxe, John G.  Untitled
S.B.  Untitled
Schunk, John B.  Untitled
Smith, E.S.  Untitled  (Not in the forest vast, when winds awake)
Smyth, John  A Dialogue  (I should have surely written a poem here;)
Socrates. Untitled (If I were annoyed with a termagant wife)
S.P.B.  Untitled
Spirit of the Water, The Untitled (All ye perturbed souls, that go)
Stackpole, Capting Ralph. Untitled (‘Tis did – my braggin’ days is o’er)
Stevens, W.A. Untitled (If Lovers’ Leaps were now the fashion)
Swop, Solomon. Untitled (In foam, these Falls resemble ginger-pop)
Sylvester, H. Discovery of Termination Rock (A young salmon, one day,)
Sylvester, H. et al. A Dialogue (I have been to “Termination Rock”)
T.J.R. Untitled (Should cruel fate, by some unconquer’d spell,)
T.S., jun. Untitled (Niagara’s mighty waters, rushing by)
T.S.L. Untitled (Boast not thyself, Niagara,)
Thornbury, Job. Untitled (All came to see whate’er was to be seen;)
Todd, Annie. Untitled (I looked upon the water, and I smiled)
Tuttle, H.B. Untitled (Roll on, Niagara, as thou hast ever rolled,)
W.H.A. et al. A Dialogue (If it were not such a squally day)
W.M. et al. A Dialogue (We are here today and gone tomorrow)
Wilson, C.W. Untitled (Mighty water! headlong tumbling)
Y. Untitled (O! the wonderful Falls of Niagara)
Zaney. Untitled (Yes, traveler, go under)

George Holley, in his book The Falls of Niagara, 1883 states that: “Before the last fall of Table Rock, there stood upon it for many years a comfortable summer-house, where people could take refuge from the spray, look at the Falls, partake of luncheon, and procure guides and dresses to go under the sheet. In the sitting-room was a large round table, on which were placed a number of albums, as they were called. In these visitors could write whatever thoughts or sentiments might be suggested by the scene. With the grand reality before them but few persons attempted anything serious, by far the greater number adopting the facetious vein. It was emphatically light literature. One or two collections of it have been published, furnishing the reader with only a modicum of sense to an intolerable quantity of nonsense.”