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A. E. Housman


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A. E. Housman : A Shropshire Lad

'Have you read Housman?s poems A Shropshire Lad? They are only immortal, that?s all. I take them as a tonic.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Arnold Bennett      Print: Book


A. E. Housman : A Shropshire Lad

Saturday 13 February 1915: 'After luncheon [...] I went to a concert at the Queen's Hall [...] I was annoyed by a young man & woman who took advantage of the music to press each other's hands; & read "A Shropshire Lad" & look at some vile illustrations.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: 'young man and woman'     Print: Book


A. E. Housman : Poem LII ('Far in a western brookland')

Passages transcribed in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1930) include Poem LII ('Far in a western brookland') of A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Edward Morgan Forster      Print: Book


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