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Alfred Edward Housman (1859–1936), English classical scholar and poet, best known for the poetry collection "A Shropshire Lad" (1896).

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"Wear the broom and climb the hedgerows" in Housman's "A Shropshire Lad"

Here’s poem XXXIX from A. E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad (1896): ’Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town     The golden broom should blow; The hawthorn sprinkled up and down     Should charge the land ...
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Persona of the narrator in Housman's "Farewell to Barn and Stack and Tree"

Here's the fifth stanza from the poem "Farewell to Barn and Stack and Tree" by A. E. Housman, which revolves around a country lad with guilt-stricken state of mind after murdering his ...
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