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    We have cried in our despair
    That men desert,
    For some trivial affair
    Or noisy, insolent sport,
    Beauty that we have won
    From bitterest hours....
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    He made the world to be a grassy road
    Before her wandering feet.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    I declare this tower is my symbol; I declare
    This winding, gyring, spiring treadmill of a stair is my ancestrail stair;
    That Goldsmith and the Dean, Berkeley and Burke have travelled there.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)