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Source: Culled Violets
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “On the Execution of President McKinley’s Assassin”
Author(s): McShane, John Francis
Publisher: Brigittire Press
Place of publication: Indianapolis, Indiana
Year of publication: 1911
Pagination: [47]

 
Citation
McShane, John Francis. “On the Execution of President McKinley’s Assassin.” Culled Violets. Indianapolis: Brigittire Press, 1911: p. [47].
 
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Keywords
Leon Czolgosz (execution: poetry); William McKinley (mourning: poetry); McKinley assassination (poetry).
 
Named persons
David.
 
Notes
From title page: Culled Violets: A Collection of the Poems of Rev. John Francis McShane.

From title page: Illustrated.
 
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On the Execution of President McKinley’s Assassin

He died the death! The Judas hand that threw
A world in tears, that penned for history
Another tale of blood-faced anarchy,
Returns to shameful dust,—the traitor’s due!
In David’s grief Columbia cries anew:
“My son, my wicked son! God keep from me!
All such as he!” then turns in misery
Unto her martyr’s tomb,—her loved and true.

The Will to which our Hero bowed his own
Guides e’er our Ark upon storm-deluged sea,
Though brood of hell may bubble-like appear,
And crack and perish with unpitied groan.
O earth’s blest Shepherd guard thy flock! and free
A world from sheep-clad wolves! our mourning cheer!

 

 


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