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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 Some burn damp faggots, others may consume The entire combustible world in one small room... Quote Right
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Quote Left We too had many pretty toys when young; A law indifferent to blame or praise,... Quote Right
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Quote Left A strange thing surely that my Heart, when love had come unsought Upon the Norman upland or in that poplar shade,... Quote Right
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