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    A.E. Housman - To An Athlete Dying Young

To An Athlete Dying Young, glory never fades. Yet A.E. Housman
(1859-1936) would remind us all that it is fleeting for the rest of us. Counted as one of the foremost classicists of his time, Housman is also ranked as one of the greatest scholars of all time by certain historians and held the Kennedy Professorship of Latin at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Published in 1896, the poem offers contemplation on many levels. Of interest, Housman himself believed poetry should “appeal to emotions rather than to the intellect”.

Music composed by Peter Wiberg

A.E. Housman
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