A.E. Housman

1859 - 1936

A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman

Far in a western brookland That bred me long ago The poplars stand and tremble By Pools I used to know.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 52, st. I

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on anger, eternity, failure, and trouble

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 (1859 - 1936)

Source: Last Poems, 1922, 9, st. 7

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on earth and silence

And silence sounds no worse than cheers After earth has stopped the ears.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no.19, (To an Athlete Dying Young) st. 4

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman

He stood, and heard the steeple Sprinkle the quarters on the morning town.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: Last Poems, 1922, I5 (Eight O'Clock), st. 1

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on god and world

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And how am I to face the odds Of man's bedevilment and God's? I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: Last Poems, 1922, 12

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on eternity, sorrow, tears, and wonder

They say my verse is sad: no wonder; Its narrow measure spans Tears of eternity, and sorrow, Not mine. but man's.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: More Poems, 1936, foreword

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on trees, cherry, blooming, april, easter, and spring

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 2, st. I

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on brides, lies, lovers, and sleep

Lovers lying two and two Ask not whom they sleep beside, And the bridegroom all night through Never turns him to the bride.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 12, st. 4

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on friendship and heart

With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For many a rose-lipped maiden And many a lightfoot lad.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 54, st. 1

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman

Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty more. And since to look at things in bloom Fifty springs are little room, About the woodlands I will go To see the cherry hung with snow.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 2, st. 2

Contributed by: Zaady

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