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CHAPTER XIII
THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY

A. E. Housman, 1859--1936, evolved a remarkable lyric style based upon the ancient Roman poets whose works it was his duty to expound as a professor of Latin, first at University College, London, and later at Cambridge. Laconic, condensed, and touched with pagan melancholy, his Shropshire Lad disappointed people whom the title had led to expect a book of cheery rural lays. One of his most characteristic and certainly one of his finest poems was the Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries, which appeared in The Times on the third anniversary of the battle of Ypres. The irony and eloquence of this remarkable epitaph reach their climax in the last two lines:

Whom God abandoned these defended,
And saved the sum of things-for pay.

Before we say anything about the young poets who 'flamed in the forehead of the morning sky" during the World War let us pause and consider some of the prose written during the first three and a half decadess of the twentieth century. Of Kipling and Hardy we have already said something. In 1895 appeared aremarkable first novel called Almayer's Folly, dealing with contemporary life in the Dutch East Indies, and showing that a new andunusual creative mind was at work. The author, Joseph Conrad, 1857-1924, was a Pole by birth, who had deliberately chosen English in preference to his native language in which to write books. He spent many of his early years aboard ship, and writes of the sea and of the men whose lives are spent upon the deep waters with an intimacy and realism which only personal observation and experience could produce,

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