New PDF release: A Commentary on the Collected Plays of W. B. Yeats

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By A. Norman Jeffares

ISBN-10: 1349010766

ISBN-13: 9781349010769

ISBN-10: 1349010782

ISBN-13: 9781349010783

This e-book discusses the reviews of students and critics at the performs of Yeats, explains problems in Yeats performs, annotating phrases and words the place worthy and it additionally supplies info of printings, preliminary guides and casts..

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Saul, PYPI31. l:ippems: small sticks or chicken bones. 92.. TIN Pot of Broth 96-104 39 Slanlns: lichen. Saul, PYP/ 31· Fearauan: creeping buttercup or crowfoot. Saul, PYP/31. Athair-talau: ground ivy. Saul, PYP/31. 97 Jtirabo11t: a sort of porridge of meal. Loch/ann: Norway. Saul, PYP/31. My Paistin Finn: white, or fair Finn. 5. Paistin Finn is a Munster folk tune, sung to a lively air. It may be a popularised version of a song from the Ossianic cycle as the tide means 'Little child of Fionn '.

0 beautiful woman, come with me to the marvellous land where one listens to a sweet music, where one has spring flowers in one's hair, where the body is like snow from head to foot, where no one is sad or silent, where teeth are white and eyebrows are black ... cheeks red like foxglove in flower ... Ireland is beautiful, but not so beautiful as the Great Plain I call you to. The beer of Ireland is heady, but the beer of the Great Plain is much more heady. How marvellous is the country I am speaking of!

I had no need to tum to my books of astrology to know that the common people are under the moon, or to Porphyry to remember the image-making power of the waters. Nor did I doubt the entire truth of what she said to me, for my head was full of fables that I had no longer the knowledge and emotion to write. Then you brought me with you to see your friends in the cottages, and to talk to old wise men on Slieve Echtge, and we gathered together, or you gathered for me, a great number of stories and traditional beliefs.

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