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A. E. Housman

Alfred Edward Housman (/?ha?sm?n/; 26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936), usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems wistfully evoke the dooms and disappointments of youth in the English countryside [1]. Their beauty, simplicity and distinctive imagery appealed strongly to late Victorian and Edwardian taste, and to many early 20th-century English composers (beginning with Arthur Somervell) both before and after the First World War. Through their song-settings, the poems became closely associated with that era, and with Shropshire itself

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Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sha ...

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Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, i ...

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Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.

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The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, an ...

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The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws f ...

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Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they gr ...

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That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot ...

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Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.

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In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cun ...

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And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.

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I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.

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Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made, and here am I in hell. My hand, though now my knuckles ...

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They put arsenic in his meat And stared aghast to watch him eat; They poured strychnine in his cup A ...

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Lovers lying two and two Ask not whom they sleep beside, And the bridegroom all night through Never ...

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Tell me not here, it needs not saying, What tune the enchantress plays In aftermaths of soft Septemb ...

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