For Elise -
Who is most herself
When she’s pixie – or she’s elf;
And most sober-earnest seems
When she’s most bemused in dreams.
Sober elf and pixie dreamer!
Greeting from a fellow-schemer.
A Shropshire Lad by A.E. Housman
Thank you to Erin Adams of the Freed-Hardeman University Archives & Special Collections. She says, “I purchased this copy of A Shropshire Lad at a junk store. I think I paid $8 for it. I bought it for the inscription, and I wish I knew who S was. Love the website!”