C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


  • Flow on for ever 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 doth give
  • Thy voice of thunder power to speak of Him
  • Eternally, bidding the lip of man
  • Keep silence, and upon thy rocky altar pour
  • Incense of awe-struck praise.
  • Mrs. Sigourney.

  • “Niagara! wonder of this western world,
  • And half the world beside! hail, beauteous queen
  • Of cataracts!” An angel who had been
  • O’er heaven and earth, spoke thus, his bright wings furled,
  • And knelt to Nature first, on this wild cliff unseen.
  • Maria Brooks.