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A. E. Housman - Could man be drunk for ever 
 With liquor, love, or fights, 
 Lief should I rouse at mornings 
 And lief lie down of nights. 
 But men at whiles are sober 
 And think by fits and starts, 
 And if they think, they fasten 
 Their hands upon their hearts.
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    A. E. Housman
    British poet 1859-1936
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    Could man be drunk for ever With liquor, love, or fights, Lief should I rouse at mornings And lief lie down of nights. But men at whiles are sober And think by fits and starts, And if they think, they fasten Their hands upon their hearts.
    Source: Last Poems (1922) No. 10, st. 2
Could man be drunk for ever With liquor, love, or fights, Lief should I rouse at mornings And lief lie down of nights. But men at whiles are sober And think by fits and starts, And if they think, they fasten Their hands upon their hearts. by: A. E. Housman
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Could man be drunk for ever With liquor, love, or fights, Lief should I rouse at mornings And lief lie down of nights. But men at whiles are sober And think by fits and starts, And if they think, they fasten Their hands upon their hearts.
- A. E. Housman
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