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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


Last Poems. 35. When First My Way to Fair I Took


When first my way to fair I took
        Few pence in purse had I,
And long I used to stand and look
        At things I could not buy.

Now times are altered: if I care
        To buy a thing, I can;
The pence are here and heres the fair,
        But wheres the lost young man?

 To think that two and two are four
        And neither five nor three
The heart of man has long been sore
        And long tis like to be.



Alfred Edward Housman


Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. More Poems. 9. When Green Buds Hang in the Elm Like Dust
  2. More Poems. 40. Farewell to a Name and a Number
  3. Additional Poems. 2. Oh Were He and I Together
  4. Additional Poems. 11a. They Shall Have Breath that Never Were
  5. More Poems. 37. I Did Not Lose My Heart in Summers Even


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