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Source: The Annunciation of the Eden Age
Source type: book
Document type: essay
Document title: “Annunciation’s Tribute of Love and Respect to the Presidents”
Author(s): McClung, S. O.
Publisher: none given
Place of publication: Williams, Indiana
Year of publication: 1906
Part/Section: 2
Pagination: 41-43

 
Citation
McClung, S. O. “Annunciation’s Tribute of Love and Respect to the Presidents.” The Annunciation of the Eden Age. Williams: [n.p.], 1906: part 2, pp. 41-43.
 
Transcription
full text of essay; excerpt of book
 
Keywords
presidential assassinations (comparison); McKinley assassination (personal response); William McKinley (public statements); McKinley assassination (poetry).
 
Named persons
James A. Garfield; Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.
 
Notes
From title page: Printed for the Author.
 
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Annunciation’s Tribute of Love and Respect to the Presidents

     To all the beloved presidents of the American republic, and more especially in tender memory of our three assassinated presidents, Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley, who suffered martyrdom by the hand of the enemy as they were leading the bride, the government of Uncle Sam, the Son of the American Wilderness, to the golden altar of National Matrimony. [41][42]
     These are events in our history that can never be erased from the holy tablets of American memory.
     Never will that memorable day be forgotten, when our beloved President McKinley was officiating at the door of this Eden Age, the first year (1901), ninth month, and sixth day of this century, at the great marriage supper of the nations at the city of Buffalo, proclaiming to all nations, “that God and man had so linked the nations together that the days of exclusiveness are past, and that reciprocity treaties are in harmony with the spirit of the times.”
     Just at a period of time we were entering what I choose to call the Golden Period of all the Ages, when all nations seemed to be coming closer together in national matrimony, with silken ribbons of love to entwine, and decanters of frankincense and of myrrh; all hailing the bride of the American land.

Yes, all hailing the Bride of the sunset land,
When that enemy stepped up with a gun in his hand;
And pretending to shake our chief executive’s hand,
That murderous one, his life did demand.
And brought sorrow and mourning throughout the whole land. [42][43]
But the silken ribbons of love and decanters of myrrh
Were presented to the bride, and she has them yet, sir;
Uncle Sam’s the son, and the government’s his bride,
Roosevelt became our president, behind old glory, our pride.
But the martyrs are gone who once ministered by our side,
Yet in loving remembrance, they’ll ever abide
                                       Forever.

 

 


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