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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 Time drops in decay, Like a candle burnt out, And the mountains and woods Have their day, have their day; Quote Right
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Quote Left Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire. Quote Right
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Quote Left When a man grows old his joy Grows more deep day after day,... Quote Right
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Quote Left I have spread my dreams under your feet Quote Right
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Quote Left Ah! when the ghost begins to quicken, Confusion of the death-bed over, is it sent... Quote Right
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