Quotes by A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman

British poet

Alive from: 1859-1936

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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)
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