But the maples they should shield us
From the gossips of the place,
Nor should the sun, except by pun
profane the maiden's face.
This is postmarked in 1909.
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Eugene Field (September 2, 1850 - November 4, 1895) was an American writer, best known for poetry for children and for humorous essays.....Several of his poems were set to music with commercial success. Many of his works were accompanied by paintings from Maxfield Parrish.