Francis Scott Key
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"Francis Scott Key" was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)/Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

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Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.

Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?

To Anacreon in Heaven.