Eugene Field, 1850–95, American poet and journalist, b. St. Louis. After working on several Midwestern newspapers, in 1883 he became a columnist for the Chicago Daily News (later the Record). His urbane and witty column,
"Sharps and Flats,"
which appeared until his death, was a potpourri of whimsical humor, commentary on politics and personalities, and children's verse. His books include A Little Book of Western Verse (1889) and Echoes from the Sabine Farm (with his brother Roswell Martin Field, 1892). His children's poems include
"Little Boy Blue"
"Wynken, Blynken, and Nod."
See biographies by S. Thompson (2 vol., 1927, repr. 1973) and R. Conrow (1974).
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