Chapter 7.68 - Niagara (continued)
Continued from 7.67 - “Niagara – Thy diadem is an emerald green of the clearest, purest hue, set around with waves of snow white foam and spray of feathery dew. White tresses of the brightest pearls floar o’er thy ample sheet, and the rainbow lays its gorgeous gems in tribute at thy feet” *
(Sep 11th, 1843)
From an Album kept at Niagara Falls
“Flow on forever in thy glorious robe
“of terror and of beauty; God hath set
“His rainbow on thy forehead , and the cloud
“mantles around thy feet; and He hath give
“Thy voice of thunder power to speak of him
“eternally: bidding the life of man
“keep silence and upon thy rocky alter pour
“incense of awe struck praise.”
Lydia H. Sigourney, Aug 5, 1834.
*James Silk Buckingham, 1841 book.