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By A. Norman Jeffares

This ebook discusses the reviews of students and critics at the performs of Yeats, explains problems in Yeats performs, annotating phrases and words the place useful and it additionally provides info of printings, preliminary courses and casts..

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Kerry in 1897, in support of the view that starvation justifies robbery. Maud Gonne wrote, SQ: In 1847 our people died by thousands of starvation though every ship leaving an Irish port was laden with food in abundance. The Irish people might have seized that food, cattle, corn and all manner of provisions before it reached the seaports - have prevented famine and saved their country from ruin, but did not do so, believing such action to be sinful and dreading to peril their souls to save their bodies.

Moyt~~ra: see note on 45, line 9, though the reference is specifically to the 'Second Battle of Moytura' in which Balor lost his 'deathpouring eye'. Saul, PYPI z9. SD Considerably altered in the 19n Abbey ending. Balor and Moytura make way for Belial. The Old Man is cut, and the elaborate scenic vision is replaced by the entry at line 9 of a 'Winged Angel, carrying a torch and stPord • • • from the R, with eyes fixed upon some distant thing. The Angel is about to pass out to the L, when Alee/ speaks.

0 woman, When you come into my powerful country you will wear a crown of gold upon your head. I will give you the flesh of swine, and you will have beer and milk to drink, 0 beautiful woman. 0 beautiful woman, come with me I' (WR) He was angelical • • • to sleep: Aengus is 'not angelical' in the sense 27 that he does not share the orthodox Christian belief in sacrifice and the shared burden of sin, but Aleel, the representative of Aengus, by his capacity for love and poetic vision, asserts the ultimate supremacy of the spiritual world over the material.

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