Tag: Niagara River accidents

  • Dedication of “The Miracle and Other Poems” by Virna Sheard

    TO MY DEAR BROTHER ELDRIDGE STANTON (JUNIOR) WHO DIED BRAVELY AT NIAGARA, ON THE AFTERNOON OF SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 1912 No tears for thee, no tears, or sighs, Or breaking heart — But smiles, that thou so well that bitter hour Didst play thy part ! Source: Virna Sheard. The Miracle and Other Poems. Toronto: J.M. Dent…

  • Lines On Reading That the Only Words Spoken…. by Anonymous

    lines On reading that the only words spoken by the young lady recently killed at the Falls, after the accident, were — “Let me” — “Let me,” and here the fast receding breath‡‡Denied the power of utterance — the throbOf that young heart grew faint.    Ah, reckless Death,‡‡How didst thou then of hope surviving bosoms…

  • Avery, 1853 by William Dean Howells

    All night long they heard in the houses beside the shore, Heard, or seemed to hear, through the multitudinous roar, Out of the hell of the rapids as ‘t were a lost soul’s cries, — Heard and could not believe; and the morning mocked their eyes, Showing where wildest and fiercest the waters leaped and…