Who is A. E. Housman

Alfred Edward Housman (; 26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936) was an English classical scholar and poet. After an initially poor performance while at university, he took employment as a clerk in London and established his academic reputation by publishing as a private scholar at first. Later Housman was appointed Professor of Latin at University College London and then at the University of Cambridge. He is now acknowledged as one of the foremost classicists of his age and has been ranked as one of the greatest scholars at any time. His editions of Juvenal, Manilius and Lucan are still considered authoritative.

In 1896 he emerged as a poet with A Shropshire Lad, a cycle in which he poses as an unsophisticated and melancholy youth. After a slow start, this captured the imagination of y...
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Never 22 Heart 20 Long 19 Away 17 Night 14 Home 13 High 13 Love 12 Time 12 I Love You 12

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Mvafaifar: with rue my heart is laden  for golden friends i had, for many a rose-lipt maiden  and many a lightfoot lad. by brooks too broad for leaping the lightfoot boys are laid; the rose-lipt girls are sleeping  in fields where roses fade. a.e. housman
Missconstrude: a shropshire lad: xiii by a. e. housman when i was one-and-twenty i heard a wise man say, ‘give crowns and pounds and guineas but not your heart away; give pearls away and rubies but keep your fancy free.’ but i was one-and-twenty, no use to talk to me...
Morty_josh: i replied that i could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat, but that i thought we both recognized the object by the symptoms which it provokes in us. ~ a. e. housman
Alibraryimplies: therefore, since the world has still much good, but much less good than ill, and while the sun and moon endure luck’s a chance, but trouble’s sure, i’d face it as a wise man would, and train for ill and not for good. —terence, this is stupid stuff, a.e. housman
Fraskyfizzle: writers inspirational quotes nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. - a. e. housman
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This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
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[Addressed to Charles Lamb, of the India House, London]

In the June of 1797 some long-expected friends paid a visit
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during the whole time of their stay. One evening, when they
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