Synge and the Ireland of His Time

Synge and the Ireland of His Time

By William Butler Yeats

  • Release Date : 1939-01-01
  • Genre : Europe
  • FIle Size : 0.06 MB


Synge and the Ireland of His Time A land that has given itself to agitation over-much, abstract thoughts are raised up between men's minds and Nature, who never does the same thing twice, or makes one man like another, till minds, whose patriotism is perhaps great enough to carry them to the scaffold, cry down natural impulse with the morbid persistence of minds unsettled by some fixed idea. They are preoccupied with the nation's future, with heroes, poets, soldiers, painters, armies, fleets, but only as these things are understood by a child in a national school, while a secret feeling that what is so unreal needs continual defence makes them bitter and restless.