Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “William McKinley”
Author(s): Adams, E. F.
Publisher: none given
Place of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Year of publication: 1910
|Adams, E. F. “William McKinley.” Poems. Chicago: [n.p.], 1910: p. 56.|
|William McKinley (mourning: poetry); William McKinley (death: poetry).|
This book is copyrighted for 1909; however, the year 1910 is given on the title page.
From title page: Privately printed.
Columbia bows in grief to-day;
Her cohorts march with solemn tread;
They bear her best-loved son away
To lay him with the dead.
His work is done, his star has set
To rise on the immortal shore!
His name the earth shall ne’er forget
Till time shall be no more.
A nation mourns beside the tomb
That holds our loved, our martyred dead!
A nation’s flag is draped in gloom,
A nation’s tears are shed.
Brother! Of never dying fame,
Our country’s Soldier, Statesman, Sage!
At rest! There is no prouder name
On history’s golden page.
A nation’s prayers, a nation’s tears
For thee have not been given in vain.
Nearer thy God through endless years,
Thou shalt forever reign.