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Source: A Hymn of Empire and Other Poems
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “William McKinley”
Author(s): Scott, Frederick George
Publisher: William Briggs
Place of publication: Toronto, Canada
Year of publication: 1906
Pagination: 28

Scott, Frederick George. “William McKinley.” A Hymn of Empire and Other Poems. Toronto: William Briggs, 1906: p. 28.
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William McKinley (poetry).
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From title page: By Frederick George Scott, Author of “The Soul’s Quest, and Other Poems,” “My Lattice, and Other Poems,” “Elton Hazlewood,” “The Unnamed Lake, and Other Poems,” “Poems Old and New,” etc., etc.


William McKinley


BROTHER of kings and king of brother men,
     Hero and martyr, lo! thou dost not sleep.
Thy dauntless soul, beyond our mortal ken,
     Pursues life’s journey through the eternal deep.

Elsewhere, not here, lives on the lofty aim,
     The iron purpose of a steadfast life,
The strong, brave heart that forged a deathless name,
     The tender love of duty, land and wife.

O mighty Sister in our royal line,
     America! guard well his sacred dust.
Thy grief is ours, e’en as our blood is thine—
     We twain who hold the great world’s peace in trust.

Quebec, September 14, 1901.



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