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WITH SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF LINCOLN
its Purposes and Results.
Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows, LL. D.
The Personal Friend and Comrade of the Late President; Author of "Life of Samuel
Adams" "Synonyms and Antonyms" "Liberty and Union" "The
Popular and Critical Biblical Encyclopedia," etc., etc.
ASSISTED BY AN ABLE CORPS OF CONTRIBUTORS
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
UNITED STATES SENATOR WM. E. MASON
REGAN PRINTING HOUSE
The personal love of the author and editor of this work for President McKinley is one of the main reasons which has impelled him to give it to the public. For many years he was acquainted with the President chiefly through a com' mon relationship as army comrades. His respect, well-nigh bordering on reverence, for Major McKinley, has been heightened by increasing years. There was a steady growth in beauty of feature and in wisdom and power as advancing positions of trust came to this illustrious man. He with the upward rose and with the vastness grew. Every "king becoming grace of character" was found in him and was expressed in new and striking forms as occasion arose. The magnificent eulogies which have been pronounced upon him, touching every phase of his many-sided, matchless life, were "but dull beside the truth."
The wonderful funeral accorded him, unprecedented in the world's history, attests the hold he had upon the hearts of his countrymen, and the spontaneous tributes of respect from all quarters of the globe, evinced the well-nigh universal esteem with which he was regarded.
All that tongue or pen or art can do to perpetuate his memory and widen the knowledge of his life and services is the just demand of the American people.
His life was gentle, and the elements
So mix'd in him that nature might stand up
And say to all the world, "This was a man/'