Charles Sprague (26 October, 1791 – 22 January, 1875) was an American poet often known as the “Banker Poet of Boston”.
Fun Facts about: Charles Sprague the “Banker Poet of Boston”:
- Sprague’s father, Samuel Sprague, was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War and a participant in the Boston Tea Party.
- Sprague’s schooling ended at the age of 13. He was then apprenticed to a merchant where he gained practical knowledge of business.
- The poet won the best prologue prize at the 1811 opening of the Park Theater in New York City.
- That same year, Mr. Sprague’s poems were published in the Centennial, Boston Gazette, and The Evening Gazette.
- In 1814 Mr. Sprague married Elizabeth Rand. The couple had four kids, of which two made it to adulthood.
- He wrote many of his poems for public events.
- When the Marquis de Lafayette arrived in Boston, Mr. Sprague’s inscription were written on an arch that hung of the streets of the city.
- Harvard College gave the poet an honorary degree of Master of Arts.
- Charles James Sprague, the poet’s son, because the curator of botany at the Boston Society of Natural History.
- Two of the poet’s grandsons become renowned artists, Charles Sprague Pearce and W.H.S. Pearce.
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