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Arthur O’Shaughnessy

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Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy (14 March 1844 – 30 January 1881) was a British poet and herpetologist. Of Irish descent, he was born in London. He is most remembered for his Ode, beginning with the words “We are the music makers, / And we are the dreamers of dreams”, which has been set to music by several composers including Edward Elgar as (as The Music Makers), Zoltán Kodály, Alfred Reed and, more recently, Aphex Twin (Selected Ambient Works Vol. 1).

Quotes by Arthur O’Shaughnessy