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A SHROPSHIRE LAD: 26, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the field as we came by
Last Line: And she beside another lad.
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


Along the field as we came by
A year ago, my love and I
The aspen over stile and stone
Was talking to itself alone.
'Oh who are these that kiss and pass?
A country lover and his lass;
Two lovers looking to be wed;
And time shall put them both to bed,
But she shall] lie with earth above,
And he beside another love.'

And sure enough beneath the tree
There walks another love with me,
And overhead the aspen heaves
Its rainy-sounding silver leaves;
And I spell nothing in their stir,
But now perhaps they speak to her,
And plain for her to understand
They talk about a time at hand
When I shall sleep with clover clad,
And she beside another lad.






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