By W. B. Yeats (auth.)
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Their boots were soiled, Their Connemara cloth worn out of shape; They bad kept a steady pace as though their beds, Despite a dwindling and late-risen moon, Were distant still. An old man cocked his ear. AHERNB What made that sound? ROBARTBS A rat or water-hen Splashed, or an otter slid into the stream. We are on the bridge; that shadow is the tower, And the light proves that he is reading still. He has found, after the manner of his kind, Mere images; chosen this place to live in Because, it may be, of the candle-light From the far tower where Milton's Platonist Sat late, or Shelley's visionary prince: The lonely light that Samuel Palmer engraved, An image of mysterious wisdom won by toil; And now he seeks in book or manuscript What he shall never find.
Chancery lawyer, the friend of Goldsmith and of Burke, but you can judge for yourself, that is his great-uncle's portrait by Gainsborough'. Then she sent the little boy away but told him not to make a noise because of his father's illness. I stood at a window which opened on to the garden, noticed a number of square boxes much too large to be beehives, and asked their purpose. She said, 'They are connected with Mr. Bell's work'·, but seemed disinclined to say more. I wandered about the room studying family portraits; a Peter Lely; mezzotints, framed letters from Chatham and Horace Walpole, duelling swords and pistols arranged upon the walls by generations who did not care how incongruous the mixture that called up their own past history.
Life is no series of emanations from divine reason such as the Cabalists imagine, but an irrational bitterness, no orderly descent from level to level, no waterfall but a whirlpool, a gyre. A VISION "One night, between three and four in the morning, as I lay sleepless, it came into my head to go pray at the Holy Sepulchre. I went, prayed, grew some-. what calmer, until I said to myself, 'Jesus Christ does not understand my despair, He belongs to order and reason'. The day after, an old Arab walked unannounced into my room.
A Vision by W. B. Yeats (auth.)