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    The women that I picked spoke sweet and low
    And yet gave tongue. “Hound voices” were they all.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    They walked the roads
    Mimicking what they heard, as children mimic;
    They understood that wisdom comes of beggary.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.
    —Sir William Osler (1849–1919)

    That crazed girl improvising her music,
    Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,
    Her soul in division from itself
    Climbing, falling she knew not where,
    Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship
    Her knee-cap broken.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Come near; I would, before my time to go,
    Sing of old Eire and the ancient ways:
    Red Rose, proud Rose, sad Rose of all my days.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)