Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier

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Author: Margaret Spraque Carhart

Francis Scott Key (1780-1843)

Born in Maryland, he graduated from St. John’s College, Md., and practiced law in Frederick City, Md. He was district attorney for the
District of Columbia during the War of 1812 and while imprisoned by the
British on board the ship Minden, Sept. 13, 1814, he witnessed the
British attack on Fort McHenry and wrote this national anthem.

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Chicago: Margaret Spraque Carhart, "Francis Scott Key (1780-1843)," Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier (New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916), Original Sources, accessed February 4, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8PLS874691TBKCH.

MLA: Carhart, Margaret Spraque. "Francis Scott Key (1780-1843)." Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916, Original Sources. 4 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8PLS874691TBKCH.

Harvard: Carhart, MS, 'Francis Scott Key (1780-1843)' in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier. cited in 1916, Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, Robert M. McBride & Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 4 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8PLS874691TBKCH.