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

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Bjcolangelo: james hong had an unbelievable 2022 and it didn’t get talked about enough. this man is 93 and appeared in three of the best films of the year and got his overdue star on the hollywood walk of fame.
Cullinane_james: noted. you can’t tweet about justin fields next year when he takes over
Legendaryenergy: not to brag or be a dick at all, i'm just wondering why in the world i should listen to someone about the world who didn't see that coming. they both do some cool stuff in other fields. but it's hard for me to take them seriously. what kind of thought leader failed covid 2020?
Pkangata: “behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the lord of sabaoth.” james 5:4 nasb1995 don’t oppress! ⚠️
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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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Modern Love Xxxii: Full Faith I Have
 by George Meredith

Full faith I have she holds that rarest gift
To beauty, Common Sense. To see her lie
With her fair visage an inverted sky
Bloom-covered, while the underlids uplift,
Would almost wreck the faith; but when her mouth
(Can it kiss sweetly? sweetly!) would address
The inner me that thirsts for her no less,
And has so long been languishing in drouth,

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