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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: September 23, 2015
Caption: Ross Home
(105 Council Street)
In 1840, Key, at age 61, came here to visit his aged cousin Eleanor Potts who was then totally blind. She lived on Council Street across the courtyard. Key promised her a poem, and she listened as he read the stanzas which included these lines:
The “light of other days” was hers,
Of happy days now past and gone,
It called up friends long lov’d and mourn’d,
And sweetly round her shone.
Twas then, as by her side I sat,
She softly touch’d the light guitar,
And tones that had my childhood charm’d,
Fell sweetly, sadly on my ear.
Submitted: October 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p333526
File Size: 2.335 Megabytes
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