Source: Paterson Weekly Press
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “M’Kinley”
City of publication: Paterson, New Jersey
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 37
Issue number: 38
|“M’Kinley.” Paterson Weekly Press 19 Sept. 1901 v37n38: p. .|
|William McKinley (mourning: poetry); William McKinley (poetry).|
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The nation weeps, and in the hour of gloom,
Our tears well up and fall upon his tomb.
From humble ranks he rose to leave a n[a]me
That through all time sh[a]ll wear the crown of fame.
As a ruler, statesman, soldier, or as friend,
His aim was always for a righteous end.
So gentle, kind, so true, and full of cheer,
Are fitting wreaths to place upon his bier.