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 Were you but lying cold and dead, And lights were paling out of the West,... Quote Right
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Quote Left Who talks of Plato's spindle; What set it whirling round?... Quote Right
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Quote Left Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. Quote Right
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Quote Left The mystical life is the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write. . . . Quote Right
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Quote Left I have spread my dreams under your feet Quote Right
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