A.E. Housman Poems by Lines

Random Literature or Nintendo Quiz

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

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

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

Friend Scores

  Player Best Score Plays Last Played
You You haven't played this game yet.

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments