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Source: Century Magazine
Source type: magazine
Document type: poem
Document title: “The New President: A Prayer”
Author(s): Dangerfield, Clinton
Date of publication: November 1901
Volume number: 63
Issue number: 1
Pagination: 143

Dangerfield, Clinton. “The New President: A Prayer.” Century Magazine Nov. 1901 v63n1: p. 143.
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Theodore Roosevelt (poetry).
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The New President

A Prayer

Not for the silent chief whom Death
     Gently and sedulously keeps
Within a splendid calm; naught mars
     His well-won laurels where he sleeps.

Rather for him who newly stands
     Half startled on a slippery height,
Like a strong falcon which some hand
     Unhooded rudely, whom the light

Floods unforeseen, but who shall prove
     A wide-winged strength! For him we pray:
Give him such wisdom swift and keen
     He shall restore us Yesterday!




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