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Source: Patriot or Traitor
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “A Lament for McKinley”
Author(s): Fall, Charles G.
Publisher: Old Corner Bookstore
Place of publication: Boston, Massachusetts
Year of publication: 1913
Pagination: 64

Fall, Charles G. “A Lament for McKinley.” Patriot or Traitor. Boston: Old Corner Bookstore, 1913: p. 64.
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William McKinley (mourning: poetry); William McKinley (poetry).
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A Lament for McKinley

A TEMPEST has swept o’er the land,
     It has bent down the strong and the weak
               And the high and the low.
A specter has lifted its hand:
     It has smitten our hearts till the springs
               Of our sorrow o’erflow.

’T is the chief with the silvery voice
     Who has fed us with wisdom as sweet
               As the sweets of the bee.
’T is the chieftain who twice was our choice,
     But to-night a new light, a new star
               In the sky we shall see.



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