A Shropshire Lad XXX: Others, I am not the first

Original Text: 
A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co., 1896): 45-45. del H68 S551896 Fisher Rare Book Library
1Others, I am not the first,
2Have willed more mischief than they durst:
3If in the breathless night I too
4Shiver now, 'tis nothing new.
5More than I, if truth were told,
6Have stood and sweated hot and cold,
7And through their reins in ice and fire
8Fear contended with desire.
9Agued once like me were they,
10But I like them shall win my way
11Lastly to the bed of mould
12Where there's neither heat nor cold.
13But from my grave across my brow
14Plays no wind of healing now,
15And fire and ice within me fight
16Beneath the suffocating night.
Publication Start Year: 
1896
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1996-2000.
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