My Visit To Niagara (+Biography and Bibliography) (Glossy Cover Finish): Never did a pilgrim approach Niagara with deeper enthusiasm than mine. I had lingered away from it, and wandered to other scenes, because my treasury of anticipated enjoyments, comprising all the wonders of the world, had nothing else so magnificent, and I was loath to exchange the pleasures of hope for those of memory so soon. At length the day came. The stagecoach, with a Frenchman and myself on the back seat, had already left Lewiston, and in less than an hour would set us down in Manchester. I began to listen for the roar of the cataract, and trembled with a sensation like dread, as the moment drew nigh, when its voice of ages must roll, for the first time, on my ear. The French gentleman stretched himself from the window, and expressed loud admiration, while, by a sudden impulse, I threw myself back and closed my eyes.
His Parentage and Early Life, His Services in the State and National Legislatures, His Success at the Bar, The Mexican War-His Journal of the March from Vera Cruz, His Services in the Valley of Mexico, The Compromise and Other Matters, His Nomination for the Presidency