National Affairs: Political Notes: Aug. 3, 1925

William Jennings Bryan

Where is that boy, that Heaven-born Bryan,

That Homer Bryan, who sang from the West?

Gone to join the shadows with Altgeld* the Eagle,

Where the kings and the slaves and the troubadours rest.†

His was a strange career: in politics a swift climax and a slow diminuendo; in religion a growing autserity; and a sudden termination. His invalid wife sent his chauffeur to call him from his rest and found him resting forever, stricken in an afternoon nap by the bursting of a blood-vessel in his brain as he was preparing...

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