The Niagara Falls, located on the Niagara River draining Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, is the collective name for the Horseshoe Falls and the adjacent American Falls along with the comparatively small Bridal Veil Falls, which combined form the highest flow rate of any waterfalls in the world and has a vertical drop of more than 50 meters.
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- "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, "To Niagara"; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 554.
- 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.
- Vachel Lindsay, "Niagara"; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 554.
- 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
Eternally—bidding the lip of man
Keep silence—and upon thine altar pour
Incense of awe-struck praise.
- Lydia Sigourney, "Niagara"; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 554.