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A E Housman: Alfred Edward Housman (/ ' h a s m 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' wistful evocation of doomed youth in the English countryside, in spare language 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 its song-setting the poetry became closely associated with that era, and with Shropshire itself.

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Quote Left On occasions, after drinking a pint of beer at luncheon, there would be a flow into my mind with sudden and unaccountable emotion, sometimes a line or two of verse, sometimes a whole stanza, accompanied, not preceded by a vague notion of the poem which they were destined to form a part of.... I say bubble up because, so far as I could make out, the source of the suggestions thus proffered to the brain was the pit of the stomach. Quote Right
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Quote Left And malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man. Quote Right
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Quote Left And silence sounds no worse than cheers After death has stopped the ears. Quote Right
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Quote Left 'Long for me the rick will wait, And long will wait the fold, And long will stand the empty plate, And dinner will be cold.' Quote Right
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Quote Left I, a stranger and afraid, in a world I never made. Quote Right
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