The Nineteenth Century And After

William Butler Yeats 1865 (Sandymount) – 1939 (Menton)

THOUGH the great song return no more
There's keen delight in what we have:
The rattle of pebbles on the shore
Under the receding wave.

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William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. more…

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