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Title: Index of the Project Gutenberg Works of William Butler Yeats
Author: Yeats, W. B. (William Butler)
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WORKS OF

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS


CONTENTS

##  COLLECTED WORKS OF W. B. YEATS, Vol. 1

##  COLLECTED WORKS OF W. B. YEATS, Vol. 2

##  COLLECTED WORKS OF W. B. YEATS, Vol. 3

##  COLLECTED WORKS OF W. B. YEATS, Vol. 4

##  COLLECTED WORKS OF W. B. YEATS, Vol. 5

##  COLLECTED WORKS OF W. B. YEATS, Vol. 6

##  COLLECTED WORKS OF W. B. YEATS, Vol. 7

##  COLLECTED WORKS OF W. B. YEATS, Vol. 8

##  STORIES OF RED HANRAHAN

##  THE SECRET ROSE

##  IRISH FAIRY TALES

##  FAIRY AND FOLK TALES

##  SEVEN POEMS AND A FRAGMENT

##  THE WIND AMONG THE REEDS

##  THE WILD SWANS AT COOLE

##  IDEAS OF GOOD AND EVIL

##  DISCOVERIES

##  THE CUTTING OF AN AGATE

##  THE TREMBLING OF THE VEIL

##  RESPONSIBILITIES

##  WHERE THERE IS NOTHING

##  POEMS

##  THE KING'S THRESHOLD; BAILE'S STRAND

##  JOHN SHERMAN AND DHOYA

THE FOLLOWING EBOOKS
HAVE NO LINKED TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOUR YEARS

IN THE SEVEN WOODS

MOSADA

PER AMICA SILENTIA LUNAE

REVERIES OVER CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH

SYNGE AND THE IRELAND OF HIS TIME

TABLES OF THE LAW

THE GREEN HELMET AND OTHER POEMS

THE HOUR GLASS

THE LAND OF HEART'S DESIRE

TWO PLAYS FOR DANCERS

UNICORN FROM THE STARS



TABLES OF CONTENTS OF VOLUMES



POEMS LYRICAL AND NARRATIVE
Being The First Volume Of The
Collected Works In Verse And
Prose Of William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
 	PAGE
THE WIND AMONG THE REEDS:
THE HOSTING OF THE SIDHE
3
THE EVERLASTING VOICES
4
THE MOODS
4
THE LOVER TELLS OF THE ROSE IN HIS HEART
5
THE HOST OF THE AIR
6
THE FISHERMAN
8
A CRADLE SONG
9
INTO THE TWILIGHT
10
THE SONG OF WANDERING AENGUS
11
THE HEART OF THE WOMAN
13
THE LOVER MOURNS FOR THE LOSS OF LOVE
14
HE MOURNS FOR THE CHANGE THAT HAS COME UPON HIM AND HIS BELOVED AND LONGS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
15
HE BIDS HIS BELOVED BE AT PEACE
17
HE REPROVES THE CURLEW
18
HE REMEMBERS FORGOTTEN BEAUTY
19
A POET TO HIS BELOVED
20
HE GIVES HIS BELOVED CERTAIN RHYMES
20
TO MY HEART, BIDDING IT HAVE NO FEAR
21
THE CAP AND BELLS
22
THE VALLEY OF THE BLACK PIG
24[vi]
THE LOVER ASKS FORGIVENESS BECAUSE OF HIS MANY MOODS
25
HE TELLS OF A VALLEY FULL OF LOVERS
27
HE TELLS OF THE PERFECT BEAUTY
28
HE HEARS THE CRY OF THE SEDGE
28
HE THINKS OF THOSE WHO HAVE SPOKEN EVIL OF HIS BELOVED
29
THE BLESSED
30
THE SECRET ROSE
32
MAID QUIET
33
THE TRAVAIL OF PASSION
34
THE LOVER PLEADS WITH HIS FRIEND FOR OLD FRIENDS
35
A LOVER SPEAKS TO THE HEARERS OF HIS SONGS IN COMING DAYS
36
THE POET PLEADS WITH THE ELEMENTAL POWERS
37
HE WISHES HIS BELOVED WERE DEAD
39
HE WISHES FOR THE CLOTHS OF HEAVEN
39
HE THINKS OF HIS PAST GREATNESS WHEN A PART OF THE CONSTELLATIONS OF HEAVEN
40

THE OLD AGE OF QUEEN MAEVE	41

BAILE AND AILLINN	51

IN THE SEVEN WOODS:
IN THE SEVEN WOODS
63
THE ARROW
66
THE FOLLY OF BEING COMFORTED
67[vii]
OLD MEMORY
68
NEVER GIVE ALL THE HEART
69
THE WITHERING OF THE BOUGHS
70
ADAMâ?TS CURSE
72
RED HANRAHANâ?TS SONG ABOUT IRELAND
74
THE OLD MEN ADMIRING THEMSELVES IN THE WATER
75
UNDER THE MOON
76
THE HOLLOW WOOD
78
O DO NOT LOVE TOO LONG
79
THE PLAYERS ASK FOR A BLESSING ON THE PSALTERIES AND ON THEMSELVES
80
THE HAPPY TOWNLAND
82


EARLY POEMS.
BALLADS AND LYRICS:
TO SOME I HAVE TALKED WITH BY THE FIRE. A DEDICATION TO A VOLUME OF EARLY POEMS
89
THE SONG OF THE HAPPY SHEPHERD
91
THE SAD SHEPHERD
94
THE CLOAK, THE BOAT, AND THE SHOES
96
ANASHUYA AND VIJAYA
97
THE INDIAN UPON GOD
103
THE INDIAN TO HIS LOVE
105
THE FALLING OF THE LEAVES
106
EPHEMERA
107
THE MADNESS OF KING GOLL
109[viii]
THE STOLEN CHILD
113
TO AN ISLE IN THE WATER
116
DOWN BY THE SALLEY GARDENS
117
THE MEDITATION OF THE OLD FISHERMAN
118
THE BALLAD OF FATHER Oâ?THART
119
THE BALLAD OF MOLL MAGEE
121
THE BALLAD OF THE FOXHUNTER
124
THE BALLAD OF FATHER GILLIGAN
127
THE LAMENTATION OF THE OLD PENSIONER
130
THE FIDDLER OF DOONEY
131
THE DEDICATION TO A BOOK OF STORIES SELECTED FROM THE IRISH NOVELISTS
132

THE ROSE:
TO THE ROSE UPON THE ROOD OF TIME
139
FERGUS AND THE DRUID
141
THE DEATH OF CUCHULAIN
144
THE ROSE OF THE WORLD
149
THE ROSE OF PEACE
150
THE ROSE OF BATTLE
151
A FAERY SONG
153
THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE
154
A CRADLE SONG
155
THE SONG OF THE OLD MOTHER
156
THE PITY OF LOVE
156
THE SORROW OF LOVE
157
WHEN YOU ARE OLD
158
THE WHITE BIRDS
159
A DREAM OF DEATH
161[ix]
A DREAM OF A BLESSED SPIRIT
162
THE MAN WHO DREAMED OF FAERYLAND
163
THE TWO TREES
165
TO IRELAND IN THE COMING TIMES
167

THE WANDERINGS OF OISIN	169

NOTES	227



THE KING'S THRESHOLD;
ON BAILE'S STRAND. DEIRDRE;
SHADOWY WATERS
Being The Second Volume of The Collected Works
In Verse & Prose of William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
 	PAGE
THE KING'S THRESHOLD	1
ON BAILE'S STRAND	69
DEIRDRE	125
THE SHADOWY WATERS	179

APPENDIX I:
ACTING VERSION OF 'THE SHADOWY WATERS'
231

APPENDIX II:
A DIFFERENT VERSION OF DEIRDRE'S ENTRANCE
251

APPENDIX III:
THE LEGENDARY AND MYTHOLOGICAL FOUNDATION OF THE PLAYS
254

APPENDIX IV:
THE DATES AND PLACES OF PERFORMANCE OF PLAYS
256



THE COUNTESS CATHLEEN;
THE LAND OF HEART'S DESIRE;
THE UNICORN FROM THE STARS
Being The Third Volume Of The Collected Works
In Verse And Prose Of William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
 	PAGE
THE COUNTESS CATHLEEN	1
THE LAND OF HEART'S DESIRE	89
THE UNICORN FROM THE STARS,
BY LADY GREGORY AND W. B. YEATS	121
APPENDIX:
THE COUNTESS CATHLEEN	209
NOTES	214



THE HOUR-GLASS;
CATHLEEN NI HOULIHAN;
THE GOLDEN HELMET;
THE IRISH DRAMATIC MOVEMENT
Being The Fourth Volume Of The Collected
Works In Verse and Prose Of William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
 	PAGE
THE HOUR-GLASS	1

CATHLEEN NI HOULIHAN	31

THE GOLDEN HELMET	55

THE IRISH DRAMATIC MOVEMENT	79

APPENDIX I:
'THE HOUR-GLASS'
233

APPENDIX II:
'CATHLEEN NI HOULIHAN'
240

APPENDIX III:
'THE GOLDEN HELMET'
243

APPENDIX IV:
DATES AND PLACES OF THE FIRST PERFORMANCE OF NEW PLAYS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL THEATRE SOCIETY AND ITS PREDECESSORS
244



THE CELTIC TWILIGHT
and STORIES OF RED HANRAHAN
Being The Fifth Volume Of The Collected Works
In Verse & Prose Of William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
THE CELTIC TWILIGHT
 	PAGE
THIS BOOK
1
A TELLER OF TALES
3
BELIEF AND UNBELIEF
6
MORTAL HELP
9
A VISIONARY
11
VILLAGE GHOSTS
17
'DUST HATH CLOSED HELEN'S EYE'
27
A KNIGHT OF THE SHEEP
39
AN ENDURING HEART
44
THE SORCERERS
48
THE DEVIL
54
HAPPY AND UNHAPPY THEOLOGIANS
56
THE LAST GLEEMAN
63
REGINA, REGINA PIGMEORUM VENI
73
'AND FAIR, FIERCE WOMEN'
78
ENCHANTED WOODS
82
MIRACULOUS CREATURES
89
ARISTOTLE OF THE BOOKS
91
THE SWINE OF THE GODS
92
A VOICE
94
KIDNAPPERS
96
THE UNTIRING ONES
106
EARTH, FIRE AND WATER
110
THE OLD TOWN
112
THE MAN AND HIS BOOTS
115
A COWARD
117
THE THREE O'BYRNES AND THE EVIL FAERIES
119
DRUMCLIFF AND ROSSES
121
THE THICK SKULL OF THE FORTUNATE
131
THE RELIGION OF A SAILOR
134
CONCERNING THE NEARNESS TOGETHER OF HEAVEN, EARTH, AND PURGATORY
136
THE EATERS OF PRECIOUS STONES
138
OUR LADY OF THE HILLS
140
THE GOLDEN AGE
144
A REMONSTRANCE WITH SCOTSMEN FOR HAVING SOURED THE DISPOSITION OF THEIR GHOSTS AND FAERIES
146
WAR
152
THE QUEEN AND THE FOOL
155
THE FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE OF FAERY
162
DREAMS THAT HAVE NO MORAL
172
BY THE ROADSIDE
190
'INTO THE TWILIGHT'
193

STORIES OF RED HANRAHAN:
RED HANRAHAN
197
THE TWISTING OF THE ROPE
213
HANRAHAN AND CATHLEEN THE DAUGHTER OF HOOLIHAN
225
RED HANRAHAN'S CURSE
231
HANRAHAN'S VISION
242
THE DEATH OF HANRAHAN
250



IDEAS OF GOOD AND EVIL
Being The Sixth Volume Of The Collected Works
In Verse & Prose Of William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
 	PAGE
WHAT IS 'POPULAR POETRY'?	1
SPEAKING TO THE PSALTERY	13
MAGIC	23
THE HAPPIEST OF THE POETS	55
THE PHILOSOPHY OF SHELLEY'S POETRY	71
AT STRATFORD-ON-AVON	111
WILLIAM BLAKE AND THE IMAGINATION	131
WILLIAM BLAKE AND HIS ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE 'DIVINE COMEDY'	138
SYMBOLISM IN PAINTING	176
THE SYMBOLISM OF POETRY	185
THE THEATRE	200
THE CELTIC ELEMENT IN LITERATURE	210
THE AUTUMN OF THE BODY	230
THE MOODS	238
THE BODY OF THE FATHER CHRISTIAN ROSENCRUX	240
THE RETURN OF ULYSSES	243
IRELAND AND THE ARTS	249
THE GALWAY PLAINS	259
EMOTION OF MULTITUDE	264



THE SECRET ROSE.
ROSA ALCHEMICA.
THE TABLES OF THE LAW.
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI.
JOHN SHERMAN AND DHOYA
Being The Seventh Volume Of The Collected Works
In Verse & Prose Of William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
 	PAGE
THE SECRET ROSE:
DEDICATION	3
TO THE SECRET ROSE	5
THE CRUCIFIXION OF THE OUTCAST	7
OUT OF THE ROSE	20
THE WISDOM OF THE KING	31
THE HEART OF THE SPRING	42
THE CURSE OF THE FIRES AND OF THE SHADOWS	51
THE OLD MEN OF THE TWILIGHT	61
WHERE THERE IS NOTHING, THERE IS GOD	69
OF COSTELLO THE PROUD, OF OONA THE DAUGHTER OF DERMOTT AND OF THE BITTER TONGUE
78
ROSA ALCHEMICA	103
THE TABLES OF THE LAW	141
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI	165

EARLY STORIES.
JOHN SHERMAN	183
DHOYA	283



DISCOVERIES.
EDMUND SPENSER.
POETRY AND TRADITION;
& OTHER ESSAYS
Being The Eighth Volume Of The Collected Works
In Verse & Prose Of William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
 	PAGE
DISCOVERIES:
PROPHET, PRIEST AND KING	3
PERSONALITY AND THE INTELLECTUAL ESSENCES	8
THE MUSICIAN AND THE ORATOR	12
A GUITAR PLAYER	13
THE LOOKING-GLASS	14
THE TREE OF LIFE	15
THE PRAISE OF OLD WIVES' TALES	18
THE PLAY OF MODERN MANNERS	20
HAS THE DRAMA OF CONTEMPORARY LIFE A ROOT OF ITS OWN?	22
WHY THE BLIND MAN IN ANCIENT TIMES WAS MADE A POET	24
CONCERNING SAINTS AND ARTISTS	29
THE SUBJECT MATTER OF DRAMA	32
THE TWO KINDS OF ASCETICISM	36
IN THE SERPENT'S MOUTH	38
THE BLACK AND THE WHITE ARROWS	39
HIS MISTRESS'S EYEBROWS	39
THE TRESSES OF THE HAIR	41
A TOWER ON THE APENNINE	42
THE THINKING OF THE BODY	43
RELIGIOUS BELIEF NECESSARY TO SYMBOLIC ART	45
THE HOLY PLACES	48[vi]
EDMUND SPENSER	51
POETRY AND TRADITION	91
MODERN IRISH POETRY	113
LADY GREGORY'S CUCHULAIN OF MUIRTHEMNE	131
LADY GREGORY'S GODS AND FIGHTING MEN	147
MR. SYNGE AND HIS PLAYS	171
LIONEL JOHNSON	183
THE PATHWAY	189

BIBLIOGRAPHY	197



STORIES OF RED HANRAHAN
By W.B. Yeats


CONTENTS
RED HANRAHAN.
THE TWISTING OF THE ROPE.
HANRAHAN AND CATHLEEN THE DAUGHTER OF HOOLIHAN.
RED HANRAHAN'S CURSE.
HANRAHAN'S VISION.
THE DEATH OF HANRAHAN.



THE SECRET ROSE
By W.B. Yeats


CONTENTS
TO THE SECRET ROSE
THE CRUCIFIXION OF THE OUTCAST.
OUT OF THE ROSE.
THE WISDOM OF THE KING.
THE HEART OF THE SPRING.
THE CURSE OF THE FIRES AND OF THE SHADOWS.
THE OLD MEN OF THE TWILIGHT.
WHERE THERE IS NOTHING, THERE IS GOD.
OF COSTELLO THE PROUD, OF OONA THE DAUGHTER OF DERMOTT, AND OF THE BITTER TONGUE.



IRISH FAIRY TALES
Edited With An Introduction
By W. B. Yeats
Illustrated By Jack B. Yeats
CONTENTS
PAGE
Introduction	1
LAND AND WATER FAIRIES
The Fairies' Dancing-Place	13
The Rival Kempers	17
The Young Piper	32
A Fairy Enchantment	49
Teigue of the Lee	53
The Fairy Greyhound	69
The Lady of Gollerus	77
EVIL SPIRITS
The Devil's Mill	95
Fergus O'Mara and the Air-Demons	112
The Man who never knew Fear	123
CATS
Seanchan the Bard and the King of the Cats	141
Owney and Owney-na-Peak	151
KINGS AND WARRIORS
The Knighting of Cuculain	185
The Little Weaver of Duleek Gate	195
APPENDIX
Classification of Irish Fairies	223
Authorities on Irish Folklore	234



FAIRY AND FOLK TALES
OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY
Edited And Selected By W. B. Yeats
CONTENTS
THE TROOPING FAIRIES—	PAGE
      The Fairies	3
      Frank Martin and the Fairies	5
      The Priest's Supper	9
      The Fairy Well of Lagnanay	13
      Teig O'Kane and the Corpse	16
      Paddy Corcoran's Wife	31
      Cusheen Loo	33
      The White Trout; A Legend of Cong	35
      The Fairy Thorn	38
      The Legend of Knockgrafton	40
      A Donegal Fairy	46
   Changelings—
      The Brewery of Egg-shells	48
      The Fairy Nurse	51
      Jamie Freel and the Young Lady	52
      The Stolen Child	59
   The Merrow—
      The Soul Cages	61
      Flory Cantillon's Funeral	75
THE SOLITARY FAIRIES—
      The Lepracaun; or, Fairy Shoemaker	81
      Master and Man	84
      Far Darrig in Donegal	90
      The Piper and the Puca	95
      Daniel O'Rourke	97
      The Kildare Pooka	105
      How Thomas Connolly met the Banshee	108
      A Lamentation for the Death of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald	112
      The Banshee of the MacCarthys	113
GHOSTS—
      A Dream	129
      Grace Connor	130
      A Legend of Tyrone	132
      The Black Lamb	134
      The Radiant Boy	136
      The Fate of Frank M'Kenna	139
WITCHES, FAIRY DOCTORS—	  [Pg viii]
      Bewitched Butter (Donegal)	149
      A Queen's County Witch	151
      The Witch Hare	154
      Bewitched Butter (Queen's County)	155
      The Horned Women	165
      The Witches' Excursion	168
      The Confessions of Tom Bourke	170
      The Pudding Bewitched	185
T'YEER-NA-N-OGE—
      The Legend of O'Donoghue	201
      Rent-Day	203
      Loughleagh (Lake of Healing)	206
      Hy-Brasail.—The Isle of the Blest	212
      The Phantom Isle	213
SAINTS, PRIESTS—
      The Priest's Soul	215
      The Priest of Coloony	220
      The Story of the Little Bird	222
      Conversion of King Laoghaire's Daughters	224
      King O'Toole and his Goose	224
THE DEVIL—
      The Demon Cat	229
      The Long Spoon	231
      The Countess Kathleen O'Shea	232
      The Three Wishes	235
GIANTS—
      The Giant's Stairs	260
      A Legend of Knockmany	266
KINGS, QUEENS, PRINCESSES, EARLS, ROBBERS—
      The Twelve Wild Geese	280
      The Lazy Beauty and her Aunts	286
      The Haughty Princess	290
      The Enchantment of Gearoidh Iarla	294
      Munachar and Manachar	296
      Donald and his Neighbours	299
      The Jackdaw	303
      The Story of Conn-eda	306
NOTES	319



SEVEN POEMS AND A FRAGMENT
By William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
 	PAGE
All Souls’ Night	1
Suggested by a Picture of a Black Centaur	6
Thoughts upon the Present State of the World	7
The New Faces	14
A Prayer for My Son	14
Cuchulain the Girl and the Fool	16
The Wheel	18
A New End for ‘The King’s Threshold’	18
NOTES
Note on ‘Thoughts Upon the Present State of the World’ Section Six	23
Note on The New End to ‘The King’s Threshold’	24



THE WIND AMONG THE REEDS
By William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
page
The Hosting of the Sidhe	1
The Everlasting Voices	3
The Moods	4
Aedh tells of the Rose in his Heart	5
The Host of the Air	7
Breasal the Fisherman	10
A Cradle Song	11
Into the Twilight	13
The Song of Wandering Aengus	15
The Song of the old Mother	17
The Fiddler of Dooney	18
The Heart of the Woman	20
Aedh Laments the Loss of Love	21
Mongan laments the Change that has come upon him and his Beloved	22
Michael Robartes bids his Beloved be at Peace	24[vi]
Hanrahan reproves the Curlew	26
Michael Robartes remembers forgotten Beauty	27
A Poet to his Beloved	29
Aedh gives his Beloved certain Rhymes	30
To my Heart, bidding it have no Fear	31
The Cap and Bells	32
The Valley of the Black Pig	35
Michael Robartes asks Forgiveness because of his many Moods	37
Aedh tells of a Valley full of Lovers	40
Aedh tells of the perfect Beauty	42
Aedh hears the Cry of the Sedge	43
Aedh thinks of those who have spoken Evil of his Beloved	44
The Blessed	45
The Secret Rose	47
Hanrahan laments because of his Wanderings	51
The Travail of Passion	52
The Poet pleads with his Friend for old Friends	54[vii]
Hanrahan speaks to the Lovers of his Songs in coming Days	55
Aedh pleads with the Elemental Powers	57
Aedh wishes his Beloved were Dead	59
Aedh wishes for the Cloths of Heaven	60
Mongan thinks of his past Greatness	61
Notes	65



THE WILD SWANS AT COOLE
By W. B. Yeats
CONTENTS
page
The Wild Swans at Coole	1
In Memory of Major Robert Gregory	4
An Irish Airman foresees his Death	13
Men improve with the Years	14
The Collar-Bone of a Hare	15
Under the Round Tower	17
Solomon to Sheba	19
The Living Beauty	21
A Song	22
To a Young Beauty	23
To a Young Girl	24
The Scholars	25
Tom O'Roughley	26
The Sad Shepherd	27
Lines written in Dejection	39
The Dawn	40[viii]
On Woman	41
The Fisherman	44
The Hawk	46
Memory	47
Her Praise	48
The People	50
His Phoenix	54
A Thought from Propertius	58
Broken Dreams	59
A Deep-Sworn Vow	63
Presences	64
The Balloon of the Mind	66
To a Squirrel at Kyle-Na-Gno	67
On being asked for a War Poem	68
In Memory of Alfred Pollexfen	69
Upon a Dying Lady	72
Ego Dominus Tuus	79
A Prayer on going into my House	86
The Phases of the Moon	88
The Cat and the Moon	102
The Saint and the Hunchback	104[ix]
Two Songs of a Fool	106
Another Song of a Fool	108
The Double Vision of Michael Robartes	109
Note	115



IDEAS OF GOOD AND EVIL
By W. B. Yeats


Contents.
WHAT IS ‘POPULAR POETRY’?	1
SPEAKING TO THE PSALTERY	16
MAGIC	29
THE HAPPIEST OF THE POETS	70
THE PHILOSOPHY OF SHELLEY’S POETRY	90
AT STRATFORD-ON-AVON	142
WILLIAM BLAKE AND THE IMAGINATION	168
WILLIAM BLAKE AND HIS ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE DIVINE COMEDY	176
SYMBOLISM IN PAINTING	226
THE SYMBOLISM OF POETRY	237
THE THEATRE	257
THE CELTIC ELEMENT IN LITERATURE	270
THE AUTUMN OF THE BODY	296
THE MOODS	306
THE BODY OF THE FATHER CHRISTIAN ROSENCRUX	308
THE RETURN OF ULYSSES	312
IRELAND AND THE ARTS	320
THE GALWAY PLAINS	333
EMOTION OF MULTITUDE	339



DISCOVERIES; A VOLUME OF ESSAYS
By William Butler Yeats
CONTENTS
Prophet, Priest and King	Page 1
Personality and the Intellectual Essences	5
The Musician and the Orator	9
A Banjo Player	10
The Looking-glass	11
The Tree of Life	12
The Praise of Old Wives’ Tales	15
The Play of Modern Manners	16
Has the Drama of Contemporary Life a Root of its Own	18
Why the Blind Man in Ancient Times was made a Poet	20
Concerning Saints and Artists	24
The Subject Matter of Drama	27
The Two Kinds of Asceticism	30
In the Serpent’s Mouth	32
The Black and the White Arrows	33
His Mistress’s Eyebrows	33
The Tresses of the Hair	35
A Tower on the Apennine	36
The Thinking of the Body	37
Religious Belief necessary to symbolic Art	39
The Holy Places	41



THE CUTTING OF AN AGATE
By William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
 	PAGE
Thoughts on Lady Gregory’s Translations
I. Cuchulain and his Cycle	1
II. Fion and his Cycle	12

Preface to the First Edition of the Well of the Saints	36

Discoveries
Prophet, Priest and King	49
Personality and the Intellectual Essences	56
The Musician and the Orator	61
A Guitar Player	63
The Looking-glass	65
The Tree of Life	67
The Praise of Old Wives’ Tales	71
The Play of Modern Manners	73
Has the Drama of Contemporary Life a Root of its Own?	76
Why the Blind Man in Ancient Times was made a Poet	79
Concerning Saints and Artists	85
The Subject Matter of Drama	89
The Two Kinds of Asceticism	94
In the Serpent’s Mouth	97
The Black and the White Arrows	99
His Mistress’s Eyebrows	100
The Tresses of the Hair	103
A Tower on the Apennines	104
The Thinking of the Body	106
Religious Belief Necessary to Religious Art	109
The Holy Places	113

Poetry and Tradition	116

Preface to the First Edition of John M. Synge’s Poems and Translations	139

J. M. Synge and the Ireland of his Time	146

The Tragic Theatre	196

John Shawe-Taylor	208

Edmund Spenser	213



THE TREMBLING OF THE VEIL
By W. B. YEATS


CONTENTS
 	PAGE
Book I
Four Years 1887-1891	3

Book II
Ireland after the Fall of Parnell	83

Book III
Hodos Camelionis	135

Book IV
The Tragic Generation	157

Book V
The Stirring of the Bones	225



RESPONSIBILITIES AND OTHER POEMS
By William Butler Yeats


CONTENTS
PAGE
Responsibilities, 1912-1914—
Introductory Rhymes	1
The Grey Rock	3
The Two Kings	11
To a Wealthy Man	29
September 1913	32
To a Friend whose Work has come to Nothing	34
Paudeen	35
To a Shade	36
When Helen Lived	39
The Attack on 'The Playboy of the Western World,'—1907	40
The Three Beggars	41
The Three Hermits	45
Beggar to Beggar cried	47
The Well and the Tree	49
Running to Paradise	50
The Hour before Dawn	52
The Player Queen	59
The Realists	61
The Witch	62
The Peacock	63
[vi]	The Mountain Tomb	64
To a Child dancing in the Wind	66
A Memory of Youth	68
Fallen Majesty	70
Friends	71
The Cold Heaven	73
That the Night come	75
An Appointment	76
The Magi	77
The Dolls	78
A Coat	80
Closing Rhymes	81
From the Green Helmet and other Poems, 1909-1912—
His Dream	85
A Woman Homer sung	87
The Consolation	89
No Second Troy	91
Reconciliation	92
King and No King	94
Peace	96
Against Unworthy Praise	97
The Fascination of What's Difficult	99
A Drinking Song	101
The Coming of Wisdom with Time	102
On hearing that the Students of our New University have joined the Ancient Order of Hibernians	103
To a Poet	104
[vii]	The Mask	105
Upon a House shaken by the Land Agitation	106
At the Abbey Theatre	108
These are the Clouds	110
At Galway Races	112
A Friend's Illness	113
All Things can tempt me	114
The Young Man's Song	115
The Hour-Glass—1912	117
Notes	181



WHERE THERE IS NOTHING
Being Volume One Of Plays For An Irish Theatre
By W. B. Yeats
CONTENTS
DEDICATION OF VOLUMES ONE AND TWO OF PLAYS FOR AN IRISH THEATRE
WHERE THERE IS NOTHING.

ACT I.
ACT II.
ACT III.
ACT IV.
ACT V.



POEMS
By W. B. YEATS
CONTENTS
PAGE
The Countess Cathleen	1
The Rose—
To the Rose upon the Rood of Time	109
Fergus and the Druid	111
The Death of Cuchulain	114
The Rose of the World	119
The Rose of Peace	120
The Rose of Battle	121
A Faery Song	123
The Lake Isle of Innisfree	124
A Cradle Song	125
The Pity of Love	126
The Sorrow of Love	127
When You are Old	128
The White Birds	129
A Dream of Death	131
A Dream of a Blessed Spirit	132
Who goes with Fergus	133
The Man who Dreamed of Faeryland	134
The Dedication to a Book of Stories selected from the Irish Novelists	137
The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner	139xiv
The Ballad of Father Gilligan	140
The Two Trees	143
To Ireland in the Coming Times	145
The Land of Heart's Desire	149
Crossways—
The Song of the Happy Shepherd	197
The Sad Shepherd	200
The Cloak, The Boat, and the Shoes	202
Anashuya and Vijaya	203
The Indian upon God	209
The Indian to his Love	211
The Falling of the Leaves	213
Ephemera	214
The Madness of King Goll	216
The Stolen Child	220
To an Isle in the Water	223
Down by the Salley Gardens	224
The Meditation of the Old Fisherman	225
The Ballad of Father O'Hart	226
The Ballad of Moll Magee	229
The Ballad of the Foxhunter	232
The Wanderings of Usheen	235
Glossary and Notes	299



THE KING'S THRESHOLD;
and ON BAILE'S STRAND
Being Volume Three
Of Plays For An Irish Theatre
By W. B. Yeats
CONTENTS
The King's Threshold
On Baile's Strand



JOHN SHERMAN AND DHOYA
By William Butler Yeats
CONTENTS
GANCONAGH'S APOLOGY.	1
PART I. JOHN SHERMAN LEAVES BALLAH.	3
I	5
II	17
III	27
IV	39
PART II. MARGARET LELAND.	43
I	45
II	51
III	55
IV	60
V	67
VI	70
VII	72
VIII	75
IX	77
PART III. JOHN SHERMAN REVISITS BALLAH.	83
I	85
II	88
III	91
PART IV. THE REV. WILLIAM HOWARD.	101
I	103
II	111
III	114
IV	125
V	134
VI	138
PART V. JOHN SHERMAN RETURNS TO BALLAH.	143
I	145
II	149
III	154
IV	165
DHOYA.	171
I	173
II	182
III	190





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