Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “Our President”
Author(s): Bashaw, Thomas Philip, Jr.
City of publication: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 54
Issue number: 20
|Bashaw, Thomas Philip, Jr. “Our President.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10 Sept. 1901 v54n20: p. 6.|
|McKinley assassination (poetry).|
|Thomas Philip Bashaw, Jr.|
|The poem below appears in the newspaper as a letter to the editor.|
To the Editor of the Post-Dispatch.
A nation steeped in sorrow,
Her chief has been betrayed,
We hope that with tomorrow
Will come hope and cheer and aid.
Surrounded by his countrymen,
Esteemed, beloved by all;
Thank Heaven! ’twas not through one of them
That he was doomed to fall.
Columbia! Her only prayer
That spared his life may be;
And be a blessing everywhere
Through all eternity.
THOMAS PHILIP BASHAW, JR.