Poetry of Kansas

Sampson

Alphonso had a fleet
Which he thought we couldn't beat;
But Sampson met Cervera,
And Cervera met defeat.
Then Blanco he turned blank
As the Spanish navy sank.
And the ashes of Columbus
Fell trophy to the Yank.

__Eugene Ware

After reading of the sinking of the Spanish fleet at Santiago de Cuba

Selections from Ironquill
(Topeka: Crane & Co. 1899)
Page 67

 
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