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A E Housman Poems | Quotes | Articles

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A E Housman Biography...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 The brisk fond lackey to fetch and carry, The true, sick-hearted slave,... Quote Right
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Quote Left The mortal sickness of a mind too unhappy to be kind. Quote Right
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Quote Left Good literature continually read for pleasure must, let us hope, do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions. Quote Right
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Quote Left And round that early-laurelled head Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,... Quote Right
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Quote Left Yes, lad, I lie easy, I lie as lads would choose; I cheer a dead man's sweetheart, Never ask me whose. Quote Right
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