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Source: Poems
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “The Passing of McKinley”
Author(s): Earley, Carrie L.
Publisher: none given
Place of publication: none given
Year of publication: 1909
Pagination: 69

 
Citation
Earley, Carrie L. “The Passing of McKinley.” Poems. [n.p.]: [n.p.], 1909: p. 69.
 
Transcription
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Keywords
William McKinley (mourning: poetry); William McKinley (death: poetry).
 
Named persons
none.
 
Notes
This book (viewed as an online scanned document) appears to have no title page. The book’s title, as given herein, is taken from the cover.

From copyright page: A New Book of Poems by Carrie L. Earley.
 
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The Passing of McKinley

Columbia, bow thy head,
     Don all t[h]y weeds of woe,
Salute thine honored dead
     By traitrous [sic] hand laid low.

Weep, all ye sons of war,
     One of thy heroes dies;
He’s heard that call afar—
     The reveille of the skies.

Ye martyrs gone before,
     He comes to meet you there;
His work on earth is o’er,
     Thy rich reward he’ll share.

Child of America,
     Ye have sore cause to weep,
You’ve lost a friend beloved—
     Thy nation’s lost its chief.

 

 


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