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Source: Theodore Roosevelt, Twenty-Sixth President of the United States
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “Roosevelt”
Author(s): Boylan, Grace Duffie [poem]; Banks, Charles Eugene [book]; Armstrong, Le Roy [book]
Publisher: S. Stone
Place of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Year of publication: 1901
Pagination: 7

 
Citation
Boylan, Grace Duffie. “Roosevelt.” Theodore Roosevelt, Twenty-Sixth President of the United States. By Charles Eugene Banks and Le Roy Armstrong. Chicago: S. Stone, 1901: p. 7.
 
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Keywords
Theodore Roosevelt (poetry).
 
Named persons
Theodore Roosevelt.
 
Notes
From title page: Theodore Roosevelt, Twenty-Sixth President of the United States: A Typical American.

From title page: By Charles Eugene Banks and Leroy Armstrong; Introductory Chapters by Gen. Joseph Wheeler and Opie Read.
 
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Roosevelt

Who goes there? An American!
     Brain and spirit and brawn and heart.
’Twas for him that the nations spared
     Each to the years its noblest part;
Till from the Dutch, the Gaul and Celt
Blossomed the soul of Roosevelt.

Student, trooper and gentleman
     Level-lidded with times and kings,
His the voice for a comrade’s cheer,
     His the ear when the saber rings.
Hero shades of the old days melt
In the quick pulse of Roosevelt.

Hand that’s molded to hilt of sword;
     Heart that ever has laughed at fear;
Type and pattern of civic pride;
     Wit and grace of the cavalier:
All that his fathers prayed and felt
Gleams in the glance of Roosevelt.

Who goes there? An American!
     Man to the core—as men should be.
Let him pass through the lines alone,
     Type of the sons of Liberty.
Here, where his fathers’ fathers dwelt,
Honor and faith for Roosevelt!

 

 


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