A.E. Housman Poems by Lines

Random Literature or poem Quiz

Can you name the A.E. Housman Poems by Lines?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
I hear you, I will come.
I, a stranger and afraid/In a world I never made
And silence sounds no worse than cheers/ After earth has stopped the ears:
But young men think it is, And we were young.
There's this to say for blood and breath, They give a man a taste for death.
About the woodlands I will go/To see the cherry hung with snow.
Keep we must, if keep we can/These foreign laws of God and man
And early though the laurel grows/ It withers quicker than the rose.
The Grizzly Bear is huge and wild; He has devoured the infant child.
So set, before its echoes fade, The fleet foot on the sill of shade,
The rose-lipt girls are sleeping/In fields where roses fade.
The infant child is not aware/It has been eaten by the bear.
Give crowns and pounds and guineas/But not your heart away;
To live and shame the land/From which we sprung
And I am two-and-twenty, And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true
They put arsenic in his meat/And stared aghast to watch him eat;
Life, to be sure, Is nothing much to lose,
A tear stood in his bright blue eye/And gladly he would have tarried;

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.