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Eugene Field

(2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States)

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Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays.

Biography

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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  • Love to chawnk green apples an' go swimmin' in the
    lake.—
    Hate to take the castor-ile they give for belly-ache!
    'Most all the time, the whole year round, there ain't no flies...
    Eugene 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., ...
  • Say "Yessum" to the ladies, an' "Yessur" to the men,
    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,
    Jes...
    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....
  • ''Father calls me William, sister calls me Will,
    Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers call me Bill!''
    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....
  • The little toy dog is covered with dust,
    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...
    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) ...
  • ''And they wonder, as waiting the long years through
    In the dust of that little chair,
    What has become of our Little Boy Blue,
    Since he kissed them and put them there.''
    Eugene Field (1850-1895), U.S. poet, humorist. Little Boy Blue (l. 21-24). . . Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979...
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  • Rena Bradbury (10/26/2005 6:03:00 PM)

    My grandfather read Eugene Field to me when I was younger. He is by far my favorite poet. I have noticed however that there are a few type-o's in some of them. You have even left out a compleat verse in 'Pittypat and Tippytoe'. I am wondering if you did this because of its refference to God? Even though, you have done a wonderful thing here. Thank you.

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