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William Butler Yeats

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Comprehensive information about William Butler Yeats including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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. This educational William Butler Yeats resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left Were you but lying cold and dead, And lights were paling out of the West,... Quote Right
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Quote Left The innocent and the beautiful Have no enemy but time Quote Right
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Quote Left "If little planned is little sinned But little need the grave distress.... Quote Right
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Quote Left A living man is blind and drinks his drop. What matter if the ditches are impure? What matter if I live it all once more? Quote Right
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Quote Left Our own acts are isolated and one act does not buy absolution for another. Quote Right
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