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 The innocent and the beautiful Have no enemy but time Quote Right
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Quote Left You shall go with me, newly-married bride,And gaze upon a merrier multitude.White-armed Nuala, Aengus of the Birds,Feachra of the hurtling form, and himWho is the ruler of the Western Host,Finvara, and their Land of Heart's Desire.Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood,But joy is wisdom, time an endless song. Quote Right
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Quote Left Their hearts are wild,As be the hearts of birds, till children come. Quote Right
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Quote Left But I being poor have only my dreams. I have laid my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. Quote Right
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Quote Left Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart. Quote Right
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