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Title "In Memoriam--Prince Albert"
Object Type Card, Mourning
Scope & Content Mourning card with poem, in memoriam to Prince Albert. Author unknown. Back is inscribed to Hon. Wm. Aiken "With _?_ compliments of the author, January 17, 1883."

Had's thou been King and death had laid thee low,
Doubtless a nation would have wept thy fall.
And e'en the pomp of thy funereal pall
Had told how deeply Britan felt the blow.
But nation's sorrows oftentimes but show.
How strangely grief and gladness intertwine:
Grief for the dead, but joy that in his line
A larger liberty the land shall know.
Not such thy fall--no selfish aims attend
The bleeding hearts that sorrow o'er thy bier,
No Monarch thou--but husband, father, friend.
For each of these the nation owes a tear,
And Albion's children mourn thy hapless fate,
Which leaves the Royal bosom--desolate.
Date 1862
Subjects Albert, Prince Francis Charles Augustus Albert Emmanuel, Prince Consort, 1819-1861--Death and burial
Funeral rites and ceremonies--Poetry
Aiken-Rhett Family--Documents
Search Terms Mourning/mourners
Physical Description 1 folder containing photocopy or card; original in protective sleeve
Date(s) of Creation Written January, 1862
Object ID # 2004.012.002