Eugene Field

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

Inscription For My Little Son's Silver Plate - Poem by Eugene Field

When thou dost eat from off this plate,
I charge thee be thou temperate;
Unto thine elders at the board
Do thou sweet reverence accord;
And, though to dignity inclined,
Unto the serving-folk be kind;
Be ever mindful of the poor,
Nor turn them hungry from the door;
And unto God, for health and food
And all that in thy life is good,
Give thou thy heart in gratitude.


Comments about Inscription For My Little Son's Silver Plate by Eugene Field

  • Susan Williams (12/20/2015 5:31:00 PM)


    What a pleasant prayer for one's child to learn: Unto the serving-folk be kind;
    Be ever mindful of the poor,
    Nor turn them hungry from the door;
    And unto God, for health and food
    And all that in thy life is good,
    Give thou thy heart in gratitude.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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