Source: Toledo Sunday Bee
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “M’Kinley’s Death”
Author(s): Dougheny, John L.
City of publication: Toledo, Ohio
Date of publication: 15 September 1901
Volume number: 26
Issue number: none
|Dougheny, John L. “M’Kinley’s Death.” Toledo Sunday Bee 15 Sept. 1901 v26: part 1, p. 3.|
|William McKinley (death: poetry).|
|The condition of the newspaper (an online scanned document) is poor in places, rendering punctuation difficult to read. A best guess is given below as to what the punctuation is intended to be. Also, as seen below, no end-of-line punctuation is given in the original document for line 8.|
Alas, ’tis true McKinley’s dead.
From anxious mouth to mouth
The melancholy tidings sped,
To east and west and north and south.
Swiftly it circled the whole world ’round,
The news we wa[i]ted in deepest dread
And the walls of the universe echoed the sound,
He’s dead; he’s dead; he’s dead
But wh[i]le the sun shines in the sky
His name and fame shall never die.