Eugene Field 2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895

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Mr. Clarke played the King all evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace.
Eugene Field (1850-1895), U.S. author, critic. Quoted in Alexander Woollcott, "Capsule Criticism," The Portable Woollcott (1946). Writing for the Denver Post, Field was referring to Creston Clarke's performance of King Lear in Denver, c. 1880.

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Why did he date his poem Christmas Eve 1914, when he died in 1895
Did he write Fairy Parachute?
I have loved his poetry since I was a child. My mother read all of his poems to me many times. I believe she told me that Little Boy Blue was written about is son who died at age 6. Can anyone here confirm this?
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