But what is Whiggery? A leveling, rancorous, rational sort of mind That never looked out of the eye of a saint Or out of a drunkard's eye.
William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)
Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. The Seven Sages
Contributed by: Zaady
Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine-and-fifty swans.
Source: The Wild Swans at Coole 1919. The Wild Swans at Coole, st. I
To the waters, and the wild, with a Faerie, hand in hand, for the world is more full of weeping . . . than you can understand.
All perform their tragic play, There struts Hamlet, there is Lear.
Source: Last Poems, 1936–1939, Lapis Lazuli, st. 2.
I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Source: He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (1899)
The true faith discovered was When painted panel, statuary, Glass-mosaic, window-glass, Amended what was told awry By some peasant gospeler.
Source: The Tower, 1928. Wisdom
Homer is my example and his unchristened heart.
Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. Vacillation, III
The unpurged images of day recede; The Emperor's drunken soldiery are abed; Night resonance recedes, night-walkers' song After great cathedral gong.
Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. Byzantium
Unwearied still, lover by lover, They paddle in the cold Companionable streams or climb the air; Their hearts have not grown old.
Source: The Wild Swans at Coole 1919. The Wild Swans at Coole, st. 4
Locke sank into a swoon; The Garden died; God took the spinning-jenny Out of his side.
Source: The Tower, 1928. Fragments
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