Who is A. E. HousmanAlfred 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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A. E. Housman Poems
- You Smile Upon Your Friend To-day
You smile upon your friend to-day,
To-day his ills are over;
You hearken to the lover's say,
And happy is the lover....
- With Rue My Heart Is Laden
With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had,
For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad....
- White In The Moon The Long Road Lies
White in the moon the long road lies,
The moon stands blank above;
White in the moon the long road lies
That leads me from my love....
- When The Lad For Longing Sighs
When the lad for longing sighs,
Mute and dull of cheer and pale,
If at death's own door he lies,
Maiden, you can heal his ail....
- When Smoke Stood Up From Ludlow
When smoke stood up from Ludlow,
And mist blew off from Teme,
And blithe afield to ploughing
Against the morning beam...
Top 10 most used topics by A. E. HousmanNever 22 Heart 20 Long 19 Away 17 Night 14 Home 13 High 13 Love 12 Time 12 I Love You 12
A. E. Housman Quotes
- In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
Comments about A. E. HousmanMvafaifar: 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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