The Collected Works Of William Butler Yeats (volume 5)

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byWilliam Butler Yeats

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Excerpt: ... DREAMS THAT HAVE NO MORAL The friend who heard about Maive and the hazel-stick went to the workhouse another day. She found the old people cold and wretched, *like flies in winter,' she said; but they forgot the cold when they began to talk. A man had just left them who had played cards in a rath with the people of faery, who had played * very fair'; and one old man had seen an enchanted black pig one night, and there were two old people my friend had heard quarrelling as to whether Raftery or Callanan was the better poet. One had said of Raftery, * He was a big man, and his songs have gone through the whole world. I remember him well. He had a voice like the wind'; but the other was certain *that you would stand in the snow to listen to Callanan.' Presently an old man began to tell my friend a story, and all listened delightedly, bursting into laughter now and then. The story, which I am going to tell just as it Dreams was told, was one of those old rambling moral- j^*^*^ less tales, which are the delight of the poor and the hard driven, wherever life is left in its natural simplicity. They tell of a time when nothing had consequences, when even if you were killed, if only you had a good heart, somebody would bring you to life again with a touch of a rod, and when if you were a prince and happened to look exactly like your brother, you might go to bed with his queen, and have only a little quarrel afterwards. We too, if we were so weak and poor that everything threatened us with misfortune, would remember, if foolish people left us alone, every old dream that has been strong enough to fling the weight of the world from its shoulders. There was a king one time who was very much put out because he had no son, and he went at last to consult his chief adviser. And the chief adviser sai...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Excerpt: ... DREAMS THAT HAVE NO MORAL The friend who heard about Maive and the hazel-stick went to the workhouse another day. She found the old people cold and wretch...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021762278X

ISBN - 13:9780217622783

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