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Source: Baltimore American
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “Requiem”
Author(s): Reese, C. Herbert
City of publication: Baltimore, Maryland
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 191
Issue number: 34817
Pagination: 6

 
Citation
Reese, C. Herbert. “Requiem.” Baltimore American 19 Sept. 1901 v191n34817: p. 6.
 
Transcription
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Keywords
McKinley funeral services (poetry); McKinley assassination (poetry); William McKinley (death: poetry).
 
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none.
 
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Requiem

Not with an empire’s hollow pomp;
     Not in a monarch’s jeweled pall,
But as a brother gently lay him,
     Soldier and statesman loved by all.

Is this loss to crown our freedom,
     And in its blessing seal belief?
Help, O Lord, thy struggling people;
     Pardon a nation hushed in grief.

Then, as men, ponder the awful lesson,
     Knitting the kindred of earth in one.
Oh, let us join our departed in saying:
     “Not our will, but God’s, be done.”

 

 


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