A.E. Housman

A.E. Housman
Alfred Edward Housman (1859–1936) was an English classical scholar and poet, and Professor of Latin at University College London and then at Cambridge. He is best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems wistfully evoke the dooms and disappointments of youth in the English countryside.
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Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me...