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    Their school a crowd, his master solitude;
    Through Jonathan Swift’s dark grove he passed, and there
    Plucked bitter wisdom that enriched his blood.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Seventy years have I lived
    No ragged beggar man,
    Seventy years have I lived,
    Seventy years man and boy,
    And never have I danced for joy.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    For each age is a dream that is dying,
    Or one that is coming to birth.
    —Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy (1844–1881)

    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    I know that Quiet
    Wanders laughing and eating her wild heart
    Among pigeons and bees, while the Great Archer,
    Who but awaits His hour to shoot, still hangs
    A cloudy quiver over Pairc-na-lee.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)