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Yeats regarded his work as the close of an epoch, and the least of his later lyrics brings the sense of a great occasion. English critics have tried to claim him for their tradition, but, heard closely, his later music has that tremulous lyrical undertone which can be found in the Anglo-Irish eloquence of the eighteenth century.

Austin Clarke


Author Profession: Poet
Nationality: Irish
Born: May 9, 1896
Died: March 19, 1974


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