Read at a reception in Topeka in honor of Mrs. Mary A. Brown, widow of John Brown.
Against this crime of crimes he fought and fell;
He freed a race and found a prison cell;
In mid-air hung upon the gibbet's tree,
But lived and died, thank God, to make men free.
And dusky men the ages down will tell,
Barrington, F. H.
(Topeka: Geo. W. Crane & Company. 1892)
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