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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

A E Housman 1859-1936 John Bartlett

    Now, of my three score years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy years a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
          Loveliest of Trees.
    When I was one-and-twenty
  I heard a wise man say:
“Give crowns and pounds and guineas
  But not your heart away.”
          A Shropshire Lad.
    To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high, we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.
          To an Athlete dying young.