Quotation by A.E. Housman

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay,
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.
A.E. (Alfred Edward) Housman (1859–1936), British poet. To an Athlete Dying Young (A Shropshire Lad, LXII). . .

The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman. (1965) Henry Holt.
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