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A. E. Housman
A. E. Housman
Alfred Edward Housman was born in Fockbury, Worcestershire, England, on March 26,...
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FURTHER READING
Poems about Pacifism
Brown of Ossawatomie
by John Greenleaf Whittier
Dulce et Decorum Est
by Wilfred Owen
Poetry in Time of War
by Rosalind Brackenbury
War and Hell, XVI [I am a great inventor]
by Ernest Crosby
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Oh stay at home, my lad, and plough

 
by A. E. Housman

Oh stay at home, my lad, and plough
   The land and not the sea,
And leave the soldiers at their drill,
And all about the idle hill
   Shepherd your sheep with me.

Oh stay with company and mirth
   And daylight and the air;
Too full already is the grave
Of fellows that were good and brave
   And died because they were.



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