Quotes by A. E. Housman
A. E. Housman
Alive from: 1859-1936
Category: Poets (Contemporary)
Quotes 46 till 50 of 50.
To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high, we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.Source: A Shropshire Lad (1896) No. 19 (To an Athlete Dying Young), st. 2
We for a certainty are not the first have sat in taverns while the tempest hurled their hopeful plans to emptiness, and cursed whatever brute and blackguard made the world.
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard him say again,
The heart out of the bosom
Was never given in vain;
'Tis paid with sighs a plenty
And sold for endless rue.
And I am two-and-twenty
And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true.Source: A Shropshire Lad (1896) No. 13, st. 2
Who made the world I cannot tell;
'Tis made, and here am I in hell.
My hand, though now my knuckles bleed,
I never soiled with such a deed.Source: More Poems (1936) No. 19, st. 2
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.Source: A Shropshire Lad (1896)