Philip Morin Freneau (January 2, 1752 – December 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.