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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 199, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01170003

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 199, July 27, 1852

Description: Gives his thoughts on Niagara Falls.

Transcription:

look again & again, you are all eyes and awe and thought. And lo! in the midst of the great vortex of foam, rising from its awful depths is a pale beautiful ghost like rainbow, — it quivers, it wanes it becomes more distinct against the sombre tree background, — it is still there and will continue. Oh your right you hear the rear of the smaller American fall, you see it — though not in its utmost breadth. And far down whirls and rushes the mad sea of foam. The falls of water are on the American side all whiter than snow, and save for such glorious gushes of Oh such bright deep green! White generally in the Horse Shoe Cataract. More anon about that — ) I look on on on that Great Horseshoe fall I can’t think of myself — of anything but it,

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.)
Waterfalls
Travel

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