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 brother ... more »
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- Little Boy Blue
- Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
- The duel
- The Sugar-Plum Tree
- Jest 'fore christmas
- Apple-Pie and Cheese
- Our biggest fish
- Norse lullaby
- Soldier, Maiden, and Flower
- Japanese lullaby
- A drinking song
- A Valentine To My Wife
- A Valentine
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''Mr. Clarke played the King all evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace.''Eugene Field (1850-1895), U.S. author, critic. Quoted in Alexander Woollcott, "Capsule Criticism," The Portable Woollcott (1946). Writing for the ...
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