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Source: Sun
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “Wanted”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Wilmington, Delaware
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: 4
Issue number: 257
Pagination: [2]

 
Citation
“Wanted.” Sun [Wilmington] 18 Sept. 1901 v4n257: p. [2].
 
Transcription
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Keywords
McKinley assassination (poetry).
 
Named persons
none.
 
Notes
The condition of the newspaper (an online scanned document) is poor in places, rendering punctuation difficult or impossible to read. A best guess is given below as to what the punctuation is intended to be.
 
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Wanted

Give us more laws! A time like this demands
Strong, binding laws to stay the assassin’s hands,
Laws which will drive the fell anarchist out,
[C]lear out of free America’s great land.
Laws which no friend or foe can ever doubt;
Laws we must have, made sure by some firm hand;
Laws which will stand forever and a day,
And bring swift punishment to all conspirators
Against our government or President.
Ay, more than this—laws that will lock all doors
’Gainst every agency that seeks to kill
The Nation’s head; to break her people’s will.
Today we mourn; Columbia! See her weep!
Our Chief is dead. He’s sleeping his last sleep.

 

 


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