Who is A. E. Housman

Alfred Edward Housman (/ˈhaʊsmən/; 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. Their beauty, simplicity and distinctive imagery appealed strongly to Edwardian taste, and to many early 20th-century English composers both before and after the First World War. Through their song-settings, the poems became closely associated with that era, and with Shropshire itself.

Housman was one of the foremost classicists of his age and has been ranked as one of the greatest scholars who ever lived. He established ...
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  • Imogalore: writers inspirational quotes nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. - a. e. housman
  • Clorgu: the troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. bear them we can, and if we can we must. shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale. a.e. housman, last poems, ix
  • Imogalore: writers inspirational quotes nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. - a. e. housman
  • Amlitreader: boston marathon bombing, today in 2013 ahead of patriots day "to-day, the road all runners come, shoulder-high we bring you home, and set you at your threshold down, townsman of a stiller town."
  • Chinnypanda_: experience has taught me, when i am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act. -a. e. housman kycine rafajoymulingpagtatagpo
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