Eugene Field

Eugene Field

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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".
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Child And Mother

O mother-my-love, if you'll give me your hand, And go where I ask you to wander,
I will lead you away to a beautiful land,— The Dreamland that's waiting out yonder
We'll walk in a sweet posie-garden out there, Where moonlight and starlig...
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Christmas Treasures

I count my treasures o'er with care
—  The little toy my darling knew,  A little sock of faded hue,
A little lock of golden hair
Long years ago this holy time,  My little one—my all to me—  Sat robed in white upon my
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The Death Of Robin Hood

"Give me my bow," said Robin Hood, "An arrow give to me;
And where 't is shot mark thou that spot, For there my grave shall be
"Then Little John did make no sign, And not a word he spake;
But he smiled, altho' wi...
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The Rock-A-By Lady

The Rock-a-By Lady from Hushaby
Comes stealing; comes creeping;
The poppies they hang from her head to her feet,
And each hath a dream that is tiny and fleet -She bringeth her poppies to you, my sweet,
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The Fly-Away Horse

Oh, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse -Perhaps you have seen him before;
Perhaps, while you slept, his shadow has
Through the moonlight that floats on the floor
For it's only at night, when the stars twinkle bright,
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Alaskan Balladry

Krinken was a little child,—It was summer when he smiled
Oft the hoary sea and
Stretched its white arms out to him,
Calling, "Sun-child, come to me;
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The Dream-Ship

When the world is fast asleep, Along the midnight skies—As though it were a wandering cloud— The ghostly dream-ship flies
An angel stands at the dream-ship's helm, An angel stands at the prow,
And an angel stands at the dream-ship's side...
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The Brook

I looked in the brook and saw a face -Heigh-ho, but a child was I
There were rushes and willows in that place,
And they clutched at the brook as the brook ran by;
And the brook it ran its own sweet way,
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Apple-Pie And Cheese

Full many a sinful notion  Conceived of foreign
Has come across the ocean  To harm this land of ours;
And heresies called fashions  Have modesty effaced,
And baleful, morbid passions  Corrupt our native taste
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Jest Fore Christmas

Father calls me William, sister calls me Will,
Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers call me Bill
Mighty glad I ain't a girl - ruther be a boy,
Without them sashes, curls, an' things that's worn by Fauntleroy
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Beard And Baby

I say, as one who never
The wrath of a subscriber's bullet,
I pity him who has a
But has no little girl to pull it
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With Two Spoons For Two Spoons

How trifling shall these gifts appear  Among the splendid
That loving friends now send to cheer  Harvey and Ellen Jenney
And yet these baubles symbolize  A certain fond
That well beseems, as I surmise,  This festive celebration
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The Cunnin Little Thing

When baby wakes of mornings,
Then it's wake, ye people all
For another
Of song and
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Little-Oh Dear

See, what a wonderful garden is here,
Planted and trimmed for my Little-Oh-Dear
Posies so gaudy and grass of such brown -Search ye the country and hunt ye the
And never ye'll meet with a garden so
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When I Was A Boy

Up in the attic where I
When I was a boy, a little boy,
In through the lattice the moonlight crept,
Bringing a tide of dreams that
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Swing high and swing low

Swing high and swing
While the breezes they blow -It's off for a sailor thy father would go;
And it's here in the harbor, in sight of the sea,
He hath left his wee babe with my song and with me:"Swing high and swing
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