Publication information

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

Earley, Carrie L. “The Passing of McKinley.” Poems. [n.p.]: [n.p.], 1909: p. 69.
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William McKinley (mourning: poetry); William McKinley (death: poetry).
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From copyright page: A New Book of Poems by Carrie L. Earley.

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.