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Paudeen by William Butler Yeats

Paudeen was a not so kind word for a shopkeeper, someone below Yeats’ station in life. A class system in Yeats’ time sharply divided people of the British Empire, with the high too often and too quickly exasperated with the … Continue reading

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“John Kinsella’s Lament for Mrs Mary Moore” by W.B. Yeats

The best Irish poetry is always longing. Often melancholy. Yeats is most famous for “When You are Old,” a┬áThomas Kinkade painting put into words. When You are Old When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding … Continue reading

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Quotation Quest: Fairies and Their Dimunition

A quotation which I cannot find now has long stayed with me. As I can best recollect, the saying was that elves and fairies still exist, but they’ve become smaller and smaller as people think about them less and less. … Continue reading

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