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Source: Typewriter and Phonographic World
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 18
Issue number: 2
Pagination: 111

 
Citation
[untitled]. Typewriter and Phonographic World Oct. 1901 v18n2: p. 111.
 
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Keywords
William McKinley (death: personal response); William McKinley (mourning).
 
Named persons
William McKinley.
 
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     A mighty man has fallen, mourned by the whole world, not only as the Chief Magistrate of a mighty nation, but as a man. As the editor sits at his desk he can see from his office windows hundreds of men and women who stand upon the street corners, with bared heads and eyes glistening with unchecked tears, listening to the tolling of the bells telling that all that was mortal of William McKinley is being lowered into the open grave at Canton. The spectacle is an unwonted one—causing reflections which no pen can portray. The world moves. Other Presidents will come and go. The duties and the cares of life will engross the living. But throughout the lives of all that breathe the air of American Liberty will now and again come thoughts and memories of the magnificent homage so justly paid today over this broad land to him who sleeps his last sleep in the heart of the Republic.
     All that is resplendent in private virtue; all that is dignified in public trust; all that is beautiful in the sanctity of simple home life, were represented in him. In the History of Nations it shall be written:

“AT HIS BURIAL THE WORLD STOOD STILL.”

     The bright star of his example shall never grow dim. Well will it be with all of us if, in times of dread and despondency, of sorrow and of care, we can say with him, “It is God’s Way—His Will be Done.”
     New York, Sept. 19, 1901.

 

 


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