Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays.
Field was an unusual poet. He was one of the few poets who wrote only children's poetry. That is how he got his nickname, The Children's Poet.
It all started September 2, 1850, at 634 South Broadway in Saint Louis. That's where and when Eugene Field was born. He had one brother named Roswell, who was one year younger than he, and a sister who died soon after her birth. He and his brother were very close, but very different. Eugene took after their mother, Francis, while Roswell took after their father. Eugene was afraid of the dark while his ... more »
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- Little Boy Blue
- Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
- The duel
- The Sugar-Plum Tree
- Jest 'fore christmas
- Pittypat and Tippytoe
- Apple-Pie and Cheese
- A drinking song
- Norse lullaby
- Seein' things
- A Valentine
- Soldier, Maiden, and Flower
- "lollyby, lolly, lollyby"
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Love to chawnk green apples an' go swimmin' in theEugene Field (1850-1895), U.S. poet, humorist. Jest 'fore Christmas (l. 5-8). . . One Hundred and One Famous Poems. Roy J. Cook, comp. (Rev. ed., ...
Hate to take the castor-ile they give for belly-ache!
'Most all the time, the whole year round, there ain't no flies...
Say "Yessum" to the ladies, an' "Yessur" to the men,Eugene Field (1850-1895), U.S. poet, humorist. Jest 'fore Christmas (l. 37-40). . . One Hundred and One Famous Poems. Roy J. Cook, comp. (Rev. ed....
And when they's company, don't pass yer plate for pie again;
But, thinkin' of the things yer'd like to see upon that tree,
''Father calls me William, sister calls me Will,Eugene Field (1850-1895), U.S. poet, humorist. Jest 'fore Christmas (l. 29-36). . . One Hundred and One Famous Poems. Roy J. Cook, comp. (Rev. ed....
Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers call me Bill!''
The little toy dog is covered with dust,Eugene Field (1850-1895), U.S. poet, humorist. Little Boy Blue (l. 1-8). . . Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979) ...
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
And the musket moulds in his hands.
Time was when the...
''And they wonder, as waiting the long years throughEugene Field (1850-1895), U.S. poet, humorist. Little Boy Blue (l. 21-24). . . Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979...
In the dust of that little chair,
What has become of our Little Boy Blue,
Since he kissed them and put them there.''
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