Who is Eugene Field

Eugene Field Sr. (September 2, 1850 – November 4, 1895) was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. He was known as the "poet of childhood".

Early life and education

Field was born in St. Louis, Missouri at 634 S. Broadway where today his boyhood home is open to the public as The Eugene Field House and St. Louis Toy Museum. After the death of his mother in 1856, he was raised by an aunt, Mary Field French, in Amherst, Massachusetts.Field's father, attorney Roswell Martin Field, was famous for his representation of Dred Scott, the slave who sued for his freedom. Field filed the complaint in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case (sometimes referred to as "the lawsuit that started the Civil War") on behalf of Scott in the federal cour...
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Eugene Field Poems

  • To Quintius Hirpinus
    To Scythian and Cantabrian plots,
    Pay them no heed, O Quintius!
    So long as we
    From care are free, ...
  • The "happy Isles" Of Horace
    Oh, come with me to the Happy Isles
    In the golden haze off yonder,
    Where the song of the sun-kissed breeze beguiles,
    And the ocean loves to wander. ...
  • To Phyllis I
    Come, Phyllis, I've a cask of wine
    That fairly reeks with precious juices,
    And in your tresses you shall twine
    The loveliest flowers this vale produces. ...
  • Uhland's "chapel"
    Yonder stands the hillside chapel
    Mid the evergreens and rocks,
    All day long it hears the song
    Of the shepherd to his flocks. ...
  • Horace I, 31
    As forth he pours the new made wine,
    What blessing asks the lyric poet--
    What boon implores in this fair shrine
    Of one full likely to bestow it? ...
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Love 159 I Love You 159 Sweet 126 Long 111 Song 111 Night 108 Heart 107 Dear 98 Away 95 Time 93

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Her Toys
 by Robert Service

I sat her in her baby chair,
And set upon its tray
Her kewpie doll and teddy bear,
But no, she would not play.
Although they looked so wistfully
Her favour to implore,
She laughed at me with elfin glee
And dashed them to the floor.

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