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Field, Eugene 1850-1895

Poet; born in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2, 1850; was educated at Williams and Knox colleges, and at the University of Missouri; studied abroad, and on his return to the United States entered journalism. He was on the editorial staff of several newspapers in Kansas City and St. Louis, and on the Denver Tribune. Later he moved to Chicago, and in 1883 became a member of the editorial staff of the Chicago Daily news, in which his poem entitled Sharps and Flats was first published. His poems for children are admirable for their simplicity. His Wynken, Blynken and nod; Little boy Blue; Intry-Mintry, and other poems for little folks are widely known. His other works comprise Love songs of childhood; A little book of Western verse; A second book of verse; The Holy cross and other tales; With trumpet and drum, and the unfinished work, The love affair of a Bibliomaniac. He died in Chicago, Nov. 4, 1895.

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