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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 But popular rage, Hysterica passio dragged this quarry down.... Quote Right
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Quote Left I know not what the younger dreams— Some vague Utopia—and she seems,... Quote Right
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Quote Left There is grey in your hair. Young men no longer suddenly catch their breath... Quote Right
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Quote Left Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. Quote Right
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Quote Left A drunkard is a dead man And all dead men are drunk. Quote Right
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