Books: Ireland's Bard

THE KING OF THE GREAT CLOCK TOWER, COMMENTARIES AND POEMS— William Butler Yeats—Macmillan ($1.50).

William Butler Yeats has never been crowned Laureate of Ireland, but he is more truly Ireland's Bard than Masefield is England's. When a Dubliner stops his chatter and raises his right hand as if to take an oath, his companions know that he is about to quote the words of William Butler Yeats. Nearing three score and ten (he will be 70 on June 13), Poet Yeats has written enough and well enough in his long life to satisfy...

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