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A. E. Housman
(1859-1936) born on
Mar 26
English scholar, poet. His lyrics express a Romantic pessimism in a spare, simple style.
         
   
F
That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.

R
But men at whiles are sober
And think by fits and starts,
And if they think, they fasten
Their hands upon their hearts.
A
A neck God made for other use
Than strangling in a string.
N
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
`Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away.'
K
Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: A Shropshire Lad, no. 40.
R: Last Poems, 10
A: A Shropshire Lad, 9
N: A Shropshire Lad, 13
K: A Shropshire Lad, 2
   


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