Alfred Edward Housman — English Poet born on March 26, 1859, died on April 30, 1936

Alfred Edward Housman , usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems wistfully evoke the dooms and disappointments of youth in the English countryside . Their beauty, simplicity and distinctive imagery appealed strongly to late Victorian and Edwardian taste, and to many early 20th-century English composers (beginning with Arthur Somervell) both before and after the First World War. Through their song-settings, the poems became closely associated with that era, and with Shropshire itself... (wikipedia)

And malt does more than Milton can To justify the ways of God to man.
I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.
Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.