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Samuel Francis Smith

(1808—1895)


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(1808–95), Boston Baptist clergyman, who while a student at Andover Theological Seminary wrote the patriotic hymn “America” (1831). His verses were collected in Poems of Home and Country (1895), and he was also the author of a book on mythology, travel sketches, and other prose.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.



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