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Set of 6 A. E. Housman letterpress poetry greetings cards


Perfect as a gift or for your card drawer. Send poems through the post and brighten someone's day, in more ways than one. Suitable for a variety of occasions, or just to show someone you’re thinking of them. These A. E. Housman poetry cards — many of which reference the Shropshire landscape — each feature a different extract from his poems:

When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
“Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away;
Give pearls away and rubies
But keep your fancy free.”
But I was one-and-twenty,
No use to talk to me.

Leave your home behind, lad,
And reach your friends your hand,
And go, and luck go with you
While Ludlow tower shall stand.

Our business here is not to live, but to live happily.

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.

Oh often have I washed and dressed
And what’s to show for all my pain?
Let me lie abed and rest:
Ten thousand times I’ve done my best
And all’s to do again.

A6 letterpress greetings cards printed from handset vintage metal type (a different typeface on each) with fluorescent inks on thick bright white cotton card.

Supplied with matching fluorescent envelopes in a polybag with bellyband.

Save £3 when you buy this set (£2.50 each). Also available individually.