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By Tom Stoppard

It is 1936 and A. E. Housman is being ferried around the river Styx, completely happy to be lifeless eventually. The river that flows via Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love connects Hades with the Oxford of Housman’s formative years: excessive Victorian morality is below siege from the classy circulate, and an Irish scholar named Wilde is getting ready to burst onto the London scene. On his trip the elder Housman confronts the more youthful model of himself and his thoughts of the fellow he enjoyed his complete existence, Moses Jackson –– the good-looking athlete who couldn't go back his feelings.

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I stand corrected. If Jesus of Nazareth had had earlier than him the instance of pass over Burton getting throughout the … Oh, pricey, i am hoping it's not I who've made you cry. You don’t brain? You don’t brain while I make you cry? Oh, leave out Burton, you need to try and brain a bit. existence is within the minding. here's Horace on the age of 50 pretending to not brain, verse 29, me nec femina nec puer, iam nec spes animi eredula mutui – where’s the verb? somebody? iuvat, thanks, it delights me no longer, what doesn’t? – neither girl nor boy, nor the spes credula, the credulous desire, animi mutui – the trusting wish of affection lower back, nec, nor, that’s 4 necs and a 5th to come back ahead of the ‘but’, that’s why we name it poetry – nec certare iuvat mero – definite, to compete in wine, that’ll do for the instant, and nec – what? – nec vincire novis tempora floribus, rendered via Mr Howard as to tie new plant life to my head, Tennyson might cling himself – by no means brain, this is Horace now not minding: I take no excitement in lady or boy, nor the trusting wish of affection back, nor matching drink for drink, nor binding fresh-cut vegetation round my forehead– yet – sed – cur heu, Ligurine, cur – Jackson is obvious as a runner working in the direction of us from the darkish, getting no nearer. – yet why, Ligurinus, unfortunately why this unaccustomed tear trickling down my cheek? – why does my glib tongue stumble to silence as I converse? At evening I carry you speedy in my desires, I run when you around the box of Mars, I keep on with you into the tumbling waters, and also you convey no pity. Blackout. *For this deplorable photograph the writer gratefully recognizes the actor enjoying Pater, Robin Soans. Act The summit of ‘Mount Pisgah’ at sundown, Housman, elderly twenty-two, and Katharine Housman, elderly nineteen, searching to the west. a few breeze. Housman   … the entire land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all of the land of Judah unto the maximum sea, yet no longer together with Wales which I supply to the Methodists. Kate   yet what occurred, Alfred? Housman   That’s what all of them desired to recognize. Kate   It’s the top of enjoyable. We’re all afraid of you currently, other than me, and i'm, too. Father feels the blow, within the rain of blows. We’re a home of scrimping and tip-toeing and just one fireplace allowed in iciness. Clemence does the books to a halfpenny. Mr Millington constantly acknowledged if she’d been a boy he’d were pleased to have her in his 6th shape. Housman   Millington idea the worst factor which could take place to me was once that I’d get a moment. good, he was once unsuitable approximately that. He’s requested me to take the 6th for classics every now and then, an act of charity. I’ll be educating younger Basil. Kate   I want I’d had you to coach me, I wouldn’t be the dunce. you set us all at the garden as soon as to be the solar and planets. i used to be the earth, and did pirouettes around Laurence once you skipped round me for my moonlight. That’s all of the astronomy I ever knew. Will you be a schoolmaster, then? Housman   purely whereas I’m ready to take the Civil provider examination. Kate   The Civil provider? Housman   A Servant of the Crown.

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