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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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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  • Allonfire: writers inspirational quotes nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. - a. e. housman
  • Lysaght_sean: in worcestershire, looking west towards a. e. housman country.
  • Rapsodiafestiva: here, on the level sand, between the sea and land, what shall i build or write against the fall of night? [from the poem ‘smooth between sea and land’ by a. e. housman]
  • Smortex: when i was one and twenty (with apologies to a.e. housman)
  • Epohnym: “is my friend hearty,    now i am thin and pine, and has he found to sleep in    a better bed than mine?” yes, lad, i lie easy,    i lie as lads would choose; i cheer a dead man’s sweetheart,    never ask me whose. —a.e. housman, “is my team ploughing?”
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