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By Lewis O. Saum

Eugene box (1850–95) could be most sensible remembered for his kid's verse, in particular "Little Boy Blue" and "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod." in the course of his journalistic occupation, in spite of the fact that, his column, "Sharps and Flats," within the Chicago day-by-day News illuminated the shenanigans of neighborhood and nationwide politics, captured the buzz of baseball, and praised the cultural scene of Chicago and the West over that of the East Coast and Europe. box used whimsy, satire, and, now and then, unadorned admiration to depict and encapsulate the power of a tender kingdom reinventing itself and its political pursuits within the last a long time of the 19th century.
Foremost, box was once a political observer. in the course of his lifetime politics observed extra public wisdom and involvement than at the other time in American heritage, and Field's nice attractiveness derived frequently from his near-ceaseless commentary—arch, outlandish, comedian, serious—on that area of affairs. box additionally committed many columns to leisure and diversions, discussing the baseball "idiocy" that stormed Chicago and championing and criticizing authors and actors.

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