Source: Wilmington Daily Republican
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “Our Departed President”
City of publication: Wilmington, Delaware
Date of publication: 24 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
|“Our Departed President.” Wilmington Daily Republican 24 Sept. 1901: p. 1.|
|McKinley assassination (poetry).|
The poem is given below as it appears in the original source. The formatting, however, appears to be faulty. Based on the rhyme scheme, the stanzas are presumably intended to each be composed of eight lines. Line indentation likewise appears to occasionally be incorrect. And the penultimate stanza appears to be missing what should be its second line (one ending in a word that rhymes with “profound”).
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.