HOUSMAN
1897-1936

By Grant Richards

With an Introduction by Mrs. E. W. Symons and Appendices by G. B. A. Fletcherand Others

The stars have not dealt me the worst they could do: My pleasures are plenty, my troubles are two. But oh, my two troubles they reave me of rest, The brains in my head and the heart in my breast.

'ADDITIONAL POEMS' XVII.

Oxford University Press

New York

1942

-iii-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction xi
  • AUTHOR''s Preface xix
  • I- A Shropshire Lad Appears 1
  • II- The Second Edition 17
  • III- My First Impressions of the Man 29
  • IV- Disappointing Figures 32
  • V- Gourmet in Don''s Clothing 38
  • VI- Joseph Chamberlain, Manilius and Juvenal 44
  • VII- His Publisher''s Failure 61
  • VIII- Manilius, Composers, and Cookham Deanf 80
  • IX- Professorship at Cambridge 96
  • X- Manilius II and Sundry Letters 109
  • XI- The Poet''s Restaurateur 115
  • XII - PROVENCE--AND THEN THE WAR 119
  • XIII- A War-Time Visit to the Riviera 128
  • XIV- Manilius III 137
  • XV- ''Women Cannot Reason . . .'' 142
  • XVI- A Visit to the Lizard 151
  • XVII- 1917 156
  • XVIII- The War Ends 160
  • XIX- 1919 162
  • XX- Manilius IV, Housman''s First Flight and Momentous News 172
  • XXI - CHRISTMAS FROLIC (1921) 184
  • XXII- At Last a Successor to a Shropshire Lad! 191
  • XXIII- 1923 and 1924 207
  • XXIV- 1925 and 1926 212
  • XXV- Anthologists, Composers--And a Projected Journey 218
  • XXVI- Eating and Drinking Our Way to Dijon-- 223
  • XXVII- -- And from Dijon Back to Paris 231
  • XXVIII- Corvo, St. Germain, and T. S. Eliot 239
  • XXIX- Boulestin, White Haut Brion, and the O.M 248
  • XXX- Partly Gastronomic 255
  • XXXI- Monsieur Pollet and His Questionnaire 264
  • XXXII- Towards the End 278
  • XXXIII- Mourning 285
  • XXXIV- The Genesis of a Shropshire Lad 294
  • XXXV- Personal Impressions 314
  • XXXVI- Influences 333
  • XXXVII- Housman''s Un-Classical Reading 335
  • Xxxviii Parodies 343
  • Xxxix Eulogy 351
  • Xl Detraction 360
  • Xli Postscript 377
  • APPENDICES 389
  • Index 461
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