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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 We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us. Quote Right
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Quote Left Soldier, scholar, horseman, he, As 'twere all life's epitome. What made us dream that he could comb grey hair? Quote Right
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Quote Left Things thought too long can be no longer thought For beauty dies of beauty, worth of worth, And ancient lineaments are blotted out. Quote Right
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Quote Left The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life, or of the work, Quote Right
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Quote Left I at midnight by the clock may creep into your bed. Quote Right
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