A.E. Housman

1859 - 1936

A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on contentment, country, happiness, heart, and losing

Into my heart an air that kills From yon far country blows: What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those? That is the land of lost content I see it shining plain The happy highways where I went And cannot come again.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 40, st. 1,2

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on birds, brides, children, desires, happiness, home, love, and motherhood

Happy bridegroom, Hesper brings All desired and timely things. All whom morning sends to roam, Hesper loves to lead them home. Home return who him behold, Child to mother, sheep to fold, Bird to nest from wandering wide: Happy bridegroom, seek your bride.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: Last Poems, 1922, 24 (Epithalamium), st. 3

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on belief, hope, and lies

Hope lies to mortals And most believe her, But man's deceiver Was never mine.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: More Poems, 1936, 6, st. I

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman

Pass me the can, lad; there's an end of May.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: Last Poems, 1922, 9, st. 1

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman

And fire and ice within me fight Beneath the suffocating night.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no.30, st. 4

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on change

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There, like the wind through woods in riot,
Through him the gale of life blew high;
The tree of man was never quiet:
Then 'twas the Roman, now 'tis I.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 31, st. 4

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on heart

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When I was one-and-twenty I heard a wise man say, "Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away."

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 13, st. 1

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on discrimination, good, hope, literature, perception, and pleasure

Good literature continually read for pleasure must, let us hope, do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: The Name and Nature of Poetry

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on church, earth, endurance, good, heaven, and peace

Good night; ensured release, Imperishable peace, Have these for yours. * While sky and sea and land And earth's foundations stand And heaven endures. *These three lines are on the tablet over Housman's grave in the parish church at Ludlow, Shropshire, England

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: More Poems, 1936, 48 (Alta Quies), st. 1

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on day, heart, soul, and women

His folly has not fellow Beneath the blue of day That gives to man or woman His heart and soul away.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 14, st. 1

Contributed by: Zaady

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