Philip Morin Freneau

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Philip Morin Freneau

Philip Morin Freneau (January 2, 1752December 18, 1832) was a notable American poet, nationalist, polemicist, sea captain and newspaper editor.


  • The hunter and the deer a shade.
    • The Indian Burying-Ground. This line was appropriated by Thomas Campbell in O'Connor's Child.
  • Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
    They took the spear, but left the shield.
    • To the Memory of the Americans who fell at Eutaw. Compare: "When Prussia hurried to the field, And snatched the spear, but left the shield", Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Introduction to canto iii.

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