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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 Sang a bone upon the shore; "A child found all a child can lack,... Quote Right
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Quote Left It is time that I wrote my will; I choose upstanding men... Quote Right
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Quote Left Caught in that sensual music all neglect monuments of unaging intellect Quote Right
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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 Death and life were not Till man made up the whole, Made lock, stock and barrel Out of his bitter soul, Quote Right
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