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William Butler Yeats Poems, Quotes, Biography & More

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William Butler Yeats, who is often considered to be one of the foremost figures of the 20th century literature, was born in Sandymount Castle, Dublin (Ireland) on June 13, 1865. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, founded the Abbey Theatre, where he served as its chief during its early years.

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Quote Left Far-off, most secret, and inviolate Rose, Enfold me in my hour of hours; where those... Quote Right
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Quote Left I can exchange opinion with any neighbouring mind, I have as healthy flesh and blood as any rhymer's had,... Quote Right
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Quote Left And I that have not your faith, how shall I know That in the blinding light beyond the grave... Quote Right
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Quote Left Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. Quote Right
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Quote Left I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind. Quote Right
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