William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) an Irish poet, dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.

The Nineteenth Century And After

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.

–William Butler Yeats

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Ah, but does dor Great Song really not return? Dur Wave Recedes but doesn’t it come back, washing back on to dum Shore carrying anem new Message but dam Same? Isn’t dor Great Song don Eternal Return?

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