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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 198, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01169519

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 198, July 27, 1852

Description: Gives his thoughts on Niagara Falls.

Transcription:

and ever. The Canada shore is right before you — but severed by this never passed fall. Woody and thickly clad banks. Twinkling lights at the Clifton House and the other hotels. All above the falls is the great river full of rocks and eddys down with roar and turmoil rush the foamy milk white troubled waters. Meantime the tower vibrates and throbs beneath you, pulsating as does the rock itself, shaking and shaking again — but you have no fear. Niagara is too proud for fear — too awe inspiring, too beautiful. Awful it is, & wonderful beyond all conceit of pen or pencil — You think of God & Eternity. It is almost looking them in the face. Such a peaceful reverential quiet throbbing of sail was on me this night I have never experienced the like. It grows on you — more and more — you

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Nature
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Religion
Travel
Waterfalls

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