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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 I would find by the edge of that water The collar-bone of a hare... Quote Right
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Quote Left When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep. Quote Right
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Quote Left only an aching heart Conceives a changeless work of art. Quote Right
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Quote Left But where is laid the sailor John That so many lands had known,... 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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