The Court of Neptune. And The curse of liberty : with other poems on subjects connected with the late war.
The Court of Neptune and The Curse of Liberty with Other Poems was written in 1817 and was a collection of poems whose general theme was the War of 1812 and is a shining example of the Patriotism that swept America after the end of the war. One poem references the burning of the capitol and how it spurred Americans to support the war against England. The caption under the poem reads, “The burning of Washington, so far from taming, served only to arouse the spirit of Americans. The blaze of the capitol dissipated, from honest minds, every prejudice in favor of England, and called forth an almost universal burst of indignation” (5). While the purpose of the poem book to inspire patriotic feelings may have caused bias in its view on the effects of The Burning of Washington. The sense of indignation mentioned in the poem book probably resonated through the troops at Fort McHenry and any citizen that had even a modicum of patriotism.