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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Eugene Field (1850–1895)

Field, Eugene. An American poet and humorous journalist; born at St. Louis, MO, Sept. 2, 1850; died on Nov. 4, 1895. His latter years were spent in Chicago. By his poems and tales in the press he won a high reputation in the West, which before his death had become national. His poems for children are admirable in their simplicity and in their sympathetic insight into the child’s world of thought and feeling. His complete works comprise: ‘Love Songs of Childhood’; ‘A Little Book of Western Verse’; ‘A Second Book of Verse’; ‘The Holy Cross, and Other Tales’; ‘The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac.’ He made, in collaboration with his brother Roswell Martin Field, some good translations from Horace—‘Echoes from the Sabine Farm.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).