Charles Sprague was born in Boston, the son of a merchant. He was educated at the Franklin School before entering a dry-goods house at the age of thirteen, in which he acted as partner with his employers, Thayer and Hunt, from 1816 to 1820. He was afterwards employed as a banker, retiring in 1864.
The prize ode, recited at the representation of the Shakspeare Jubilee, Boston, Feb. 13, 1824. 1824.
An oration, delivered on Monday, Fourth of July, 1825. 1825.
An address delivered before the Massachusetts Society for the Suppression of Intemperance, May 31, 1827. 1827.
Curiosity: a poem, delivered at Cambridge, before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, August 27, 1829. 1829.
An ode pronounced before the inhabitants of Boston, September the seventeenth, 1830. 1830.
Writings of Charles Sprague: now first collected. 1841.
The poetical and prose writings. 1850.