A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman

Born: March 26, 1859

Died: April 30, 1936

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet, classicist

Biography: Alfred Edward Housman, usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad.

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Source/Notes: The Letters of A. E. Housman (2007 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780198184966
Source/Notes: Referring to Luke 17:33, 'Whosoever will save his life shall lose it, and whosoever will lose his life shall find it' (the wording used by Housman).