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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2093
AUTHOR: Alfred Edward Housman (1859–1936)
QUOTATION: Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?

That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.
ATTRIBUTION: A. E. HOUSMAN,“Into my heart an air that kills,” A Shropshire Lad, verse 40, p. 72 (1932).