A Hundred Years Hence


A Hundred Years Hence.

We meet, through this world, with men of all kinds,
Of opposite fancies and different minds;
There are some men of merit, some men of pretence,
But they’ll be all forgotten a hundred years hence.

Now, there’s Wendell Phillips, who crows it so loud;
He’s head-abolitionist boss of the crowd;
And, though for the nigger his love is intense,
Why, he will be forgotten a hundred years hence.

There’s Chase has been filling the land with Green-backs,
Besides on the people they’ve placed a big tax;
The expenses of war, you all know, are immense:
But he’ll be forgotten a hundred years hence.

Gideon Welles, of the Navy, no effort does make
The Southern pirates to conquer or take,
While our merchants are calling for means of defence:
But he’ll be forgotten a hundred years hence.

Abe Lincoln is going it with a strong hand.
But still he’s our ruler, and by him we’ll stand:
Let us hope in the end he may prove he has sense:
For, he’ll be forgotten a hundred years hence.

The Rebel Jeff Davis with arrogance swelled,
Now strikes ‘gainst the flag that our fathers upheld!
But a swing from a rope may atone his defence,
And he’ll be forgotten a hundred year hence.

There’s little McClellan, of our Army the boast,
He never complained when removed from his post--
The brave deeds he done, bring their own recompense,
He WON’T be forgotten a hundred years hence,

There’s one whose bright fame shall for ever live on,
He made us a Nation Our Own Washington.
For the Union and Freedom his heart beat intense,
And he’ll be remembered a thousand years hence.

There’s a man has a stand just below Market Street,
On the wharf—and all kinds of Old Books he does keep;
He buys them from all—pays in dollars and cents,
But will he be forgotten a hundred years hence.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Creator
    Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908
  • Title
  • Illustrated
  • Extent
    22.5 cm x 14 cm
  • Genre
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