By William H. O’Donnell (eds.)
This quantity within the gathered version of the Works of W.B.Yeats brings jointly for the 1st time thirty-two introductions written for anthologies that he edited or for books by way of different writers. The introductions span the entire size of his profession. Their subject matters variety from Irish legends and folklore to the layout of sleek new Irish cash. The authors he discusses comprise William Blake, J.M.Synge, girl Gregory, Oscar Wilde, Oliver St John Gogarty, Lionel Johnson and Rabindranath Tagore. complete explanatory notes and an index supply the reader quick access to the volume's diversified array of issues. The textual content is trustworthy and accurate.
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No one could load the wild funeral song with so deep sorrow. Often and often when she caught up the cry the other keeners would become silent in admiration. On Shrove-Tuesday, in the year 1798, when pitch-caps were well in fashion, was born to these two a son, whom they called William Carleton. 4 He was the youngest of fourteen children. Before long his mind was brimful of his father's stories and 23 24 Prefaces and Introductions his mother's songs. ,5 Fifty years later his mind was still full of old songs that had died on all other lips than his.
Unless it were merely an augh-ishka [eaeh-uisgel t, or Water-horse. For these, we are told, were common once, and used to come out of the water to gallop on the sands and in the fields, and people would often go between them and the marge and bridle them, and they would make the finest of horses if only you could keep them away from sight of the water; but if once they saw a glimpse of the water, they would plunge in with their rider, and tear him to pieces at the bottom. It being a November spirit, however, tells in favour of the Pooka, for November-day is sacred to the Pooka.
He stands in the charming twilight of illusion and half-knowledge. When writing of people of her own class she saw every thing about them as it really was. She constantly satirized their recklessness, their love for all things English, their oppression of and contempt for their own country. The Irish ladies in The Absentee l3 who seek laboriously after an English accent, might have lived to-day. Her novels give, indeed, systematically the mean and vulgar side of all that gay life celebrated by Lever.