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    Eugene Field Autograph Poem Signed "Eugene Field," one page, 5.25" x 8.25". On lightweight paper. Titled by Field "The Modern Martyr," five stanzas of seven lines each in Field's tiny script. Begins "'Only an editor's wife,' they say/as she rides along in her proud coupé,/But they all confess that her face is fair-/That her form is lovely beyond compare-/That her robes are rich and her jewels rare-/That her heart is warm and her gold is free-/Yet 'only an editor's wife' is she!" "The Modern Martyr" was written in 1884, a year after Field began writing a humorous newspaper column called "Sharps & Flats" for the Chicago Daily News. He is best known for his poetry for children, especially "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod." Penned across the bottom is a certification by his son, "This is the handwriting of my/father Eugene Field/May 8, 1919 Eugene Field II" Chipped and torn at blank edges. Slight separation at right edge of mid-horizontal fold. Very good condition. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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    October, 2007
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