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William Butler Yeats

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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 man's life is thought, And he, despite his terror, cannot cease... 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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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 Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned. 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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