|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Niagara! wonder of this western world,|
And half the world beside! hail, beauteous queen
Of cataracts! An angel who had been
Oer heaven and earth, spoke thus, his bright wings furled,
And knelt to Nature first, on this wild cliff unseen.
Maria BrooksTo Niagara.
|Fools-to-free-the-world, they go,|
Primeval hearts from Buffalo.
Red cataracts of France to-day
Awake, three thousand miles away,
An echo of Niagara
The cataract Niagara.
|Flow on, forever, in thy glorious robe|
Of terror and of beauty. Yea, flow on
Unfathomed and resistless. God hath set
His rainbow on thy forehead: and the cloud
Mantled around thy feet. And He doth give
Thy voice of thunder power to speak of Him
Eternallybidding the lip of man
Keep silenceand upon thine altar pour
Incense of awe-struck praise.
Lydia H. SigourneyNiagara.