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Selected Poetry of A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

The gale, it plies the saplings double,
It blows so hard, 'twill soon be gone:
To-day the Roman and his trouble
Are ashes under Uricon.
        (A Shropshire Lad XXXI: On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble, 17-20)
  1. A Shropshire Lad I: From Clee to heaven the beacon burns
  2. A Shropshire Lad II: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
  3. A Shropshire Lad XII: When I watch the living meet
  4. A Shropshire Lad XIX: The time you won your town the race
  5. A Shropshire Lad XXVI: Along the field as we came by
  6. A Shropshire Lad XXX: Others, I am not the first
  7. A Shropshire Lad XXXI: On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble
  8. A Shropshire Lad XXXV: On the idle hill of summer
  9. A Shropshire Lad LXII: "Terence, this is stupid stuff

Biographical information

Given name: A. E.
Family name: Housman
Birth date: 1859
Death date: 1936