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William Butler Yeats Biography...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 They must to keep their certainty accuse All that are different of a base intent;... Quote Right
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Quote Left How can I, that girl standing there, My attention fix On Roman or on Russian Or on Spanish politics? Quote Right
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Quote Left There is no release In a bodkin or disease, Nor can there be a work so great As that which cleans man's dirty slate. Quote Right
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Quote Left Sang a bone upon the shore; 'A child found all a child can lack,... Quote Right
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Quote Left We have given the world our passion, We have naught for death but toys. Quote Right
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