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Source: Los Angeles Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “McKinley”
Author(s): Bullard, F. D.
City of publication: Los Angeles, California
Date of publication: 29 September 1901
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 364
Part/Section: magazine section
Pagination: 10

 
Citation
Bullard, F. D. “McKinley.” Los Angeles Herald 29 Sept. 1901 v28n364: mag. sect., p. 10.
 
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Keywords
William McKinley (death: poetry); William McKinley (poetry).
 
Named persons
none.
 
Notes
The title of the newspaper’s magazine section, as given on its first page, is Los Angeles Sunday Herald Illustrated Magazine. The running title (on the magazine interior’s top margins) is Los Angeles Herald Illustrated Magazine.

“By F. D. Bullard, M. D.” (p. 10, mag. sect.).
 
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McKinley

Loosed is the silver cord of life.
          The captive soul is free
From carp and care, from toil and strife.
Loosed is the silver cord of life,
A soul in manly virtue rife,
          Beloved from sea to sea[.]
Loosed is the silver cord of life,
          The captive soul is free.

The Pitcher’s broken at the well,
          And broke the golden Bowl.
How cool the waters none may tell!
The Pitcher’s broken at the well,
The sparkling draughts we loved so well
          No longer cheers [sic] the soul.
The Pitcher’s broken at the well,
          And broke the golden Bowl.

Ne’er were a Bowl so finely wrought,
          Nor Pitcher of such mold—
Tho’ far and near their like be sought—
Ne’er were a Bowl so finely wrought
Embodying the Artist’s thought
          So well in costly gold.
Ne’er were a Bowl so finely wrought,
          Nor Pitcher of such mold.

 

 


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