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ON THE CAPTURE OF THE UNITED STATES FRIGATE ESSEX, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From cruising near the southern pole
Last Line: And though commanded by a lord %they'll have no cause to brag
Subject(s): Essex (ship); Navy - United States; Porter, David (1780-1843); Valparaiso, Battle Of; War Of 1812

THE BATTLE OF VALPARAISO, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: From the laurel's fairest bough
Last Line: "crying, 'sweetly may they sleep / 'neath the wave'"
Subject(s): "navy - United States;porter, David (1780-1843);valparaiso, Battle Of;war Of 1812;" American Navy