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Song‐cycle by Ireland, comp. 1920–1, of 6 poems from A. E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad. Orig. for high v. and pf. Titles are: 1. The Lent Lily, 2. Ladslove, 3. Goal and wicket, 4. The vain desire, 5. The Encounter, 6. Epilogue. Written for Gervase Elwes, who died before he could sing it. Ireland set 3 more Housman poems under title We'll To The Woods No More (1926–7), No.3 being for pf. alone.

1. The Lent Lily, 2. Ladslove, 3. Goal and wicket, 4. The vain desire, 5. The Encounter, 6. Epilogue.

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