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Source: Freeman
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “President M’Kinley”
Author(s): Brame, John D.
City of publication: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date of publication: 5 October 1901
Volume number: 14
Issue number: 40
Pagination: [3]

Brame, John D. “President M’Kinley.” Freeman 5 Oct. 1901 v14n40: p. [3].
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William McKinley (mourning: poetry); William McKinley (death: poetry).
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President M’Kinley

All our flags are at half mast,
     Our crape is now unfurled;
Our beloved chief is laid to rest;
     There is sympathy from all the world.

No more he'll gaze upon this earth,
     Nor watch the fleeting cloud,
For the noblest one that ever breathed
     Now sleeps in the coffin and the shroud.

A grander man never lived;
     To his country his whole life he gave,
And many were the tears we shed
     When they laid him in his grave.

A precious friend from us has gone,
     His body is now beneath the sod;
His memory is with his countrymen;
     His soul is with his God.

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