Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “The Pity of It”
City of publication: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of publication: 8 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 251
|“The Pity of It.” Cleveland Plain Dealer 8 Sept. 1901 v60n251: part 1, p. 6.|
|McKinley assassination (poetry).|
The Pity of It
The Nation’s heart reeled ’neath the blow
That laid the gentle Chieftain low.
From clearest skies disaster fell
On him whom all men loved so well.
No hate for tyrants nerved the deed;
No thought that thus a land is freed.
Up rose in rage the dastard hand—
And grief sits heavy on the land.