A cycle of sixty-three poems by A. E. Housman. Published in 1896, most were written when Housman was unwell and depressed. The poems, nostalgic and evocative of the English "blue remembered hills", were extremely popular and many soldiers took a copy to the First World War trenches. The main theme is mortality and how, therefore, life should be enjoyed. "When the journey's over / There'll be time enough to sleep."
Media From 1896
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