A King is dead! Another master mind
Is summoned from the world-wide council hall.
Ah, for some seer, to say what links behind --
To read the mystic writing on the wall!
Be still, fond man: nor ask thy fate to know.
Face bravely what each God-sent moment brings.
Above thee rules in love, through weal and woe,
Guiding thy kings and thee, the King of kings.
November 10, 1865.