Who is James T. Fields

James Thomas Fields (December 31, 1817 – April 24, 1881) was an American publisher, editor, and poet. His business, Ticknor and Fields, was a notable publishing house in 19th century Boston.


Early life and family

He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on December 31, 1817 and named James Field; the family later added the "s". His father was a sea captain and died before Fields was three. He and his brother were raised by their mother and her siblings, their aunt Mary and uncle George. At the age of 14, Fields took a job at the Old Corner Bookstore in Boston as an apprentice to publishers Carter and Hendee. His first published poetry was included in the Portsmouth Journal in 1837 but he drew more attention when, on September 13, 1838, h...
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James T. Fields Poems

  • The Ballad Of The Tempest
    We were crowded in the cabin,
    Not a soul would dare to sleep,-
    It was midnight on the waters,
    And a storm was on the deep....
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Top 10 most used topics by James T. Fields

Sleep 1 Hungry 1 Busy 1 Thunder 1 Storm 1 Hear 1 Clear 1 Deep 1 Fearful 1 Soul 1

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Fields_mpa7: rev. james cleveland had songs. we can't deny that. everything comes into perspective now that all that groaning through the music was possibly his way of crying it out. it also show how the black church will cover up stuff, and still speak loudly about the hate of lgbtq folks.
Womantoday2: her translations ran to nearly forty volumes. she had thought of adding to this number, at the request of james t. fields, an abridgment of george sand's voluminous histoire de ma vie; circumstances, however, prevented the completion of the work. 47/
Jdkaneki: mar 23 - a farmer traveling with his load picked up a horseshoe on the road, and nailed it fast to his barn door, that luck might down upon him pour. - james t. fields (american writer 1817-81)
Jenab6: don't believe the media is anti-white? let's consider two people who killed other people with their vehicles. let's compare: darrell brooks vs. james alex fields
Jsmallseattle: sunday spins the horses and the hounds (2021) here is tommy with the tenth album from singer/songwriter james mcmurtry, released on august 20, 2021. favorite tracks are “operation never mind”, “canola fields”, “if it don't bleed", “jackie”, and “ft. walton wake-up call”.
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Patricia Stone: My Father was a minister... He would quote the “ballad of the tempest “ .. to many a broken soul .. in grief / physical / emotional pain... It was such a part of his life and ministry to people in difficult places .. he used the poem and scripture as he spoke of hope... in many ways like Jesus calmed the storm for the disciples... I’m thank for Mr Fields poem and wonder if the death of His Father a sea captain.. inspired this poem?

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The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup
 by Eugene Field

Now lithe and listen, gentles all,
Now lithe ye all and hark
Unto a ballad I shall sing
About Buena Park.

Of all the wonders happening there
The strangest hap befell
Upon a famous Aprile morn,

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