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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 200, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01170486

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 200, July 27, 1852

Description: Gives his thoughts on Niagara Falls.

Transcription:

to look at the edge – to see the mad raging waves come rushing on with such inconceivable rapidity, to mark the great curve, to see the broad, awful swelling plunge down that abyss — to mark the great foam whirling and soaring and flitting and gliding, to imagine the watery hell of noises and tumults, the spirit voices of Nature crying out ever and ever to the unspeakable thoughts of man — O what can pen or pencil do to describe it! All in vain — weak weak all. But its Image is with me, for Ever and Ever. I have seen Niagara, the grandest, most beautiful, most awful work of God’s hand in this Planet. By heaven, I think were life the price for it, it would be worth it. They say there are people who are disappointed with it. What they must be — what they think of, what they expect I know not. Nothing I could dream, read or imagine can

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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