By W. B. Yeats, Catherine E. Paul, Margaret Mills Harper
2013 book of the 2008 Scribner unencumber of the unique 1925 Version
The gathered Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity XIII: A Vision is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence less than the overall editorship of eminent Yeats student George Bornstein and previously the overdue Richard J. Finneran and George turbines Harper. one of many strangest works of literary modernism, A Vision is Yeats's maximum occult paintings.
Edited by means of Yeats students Catherine E. Paul and Margaret generators Harper, the quantity offers the "system" of philosophy, psychology, background, and the lifetime of the soul that Yeats and his spouse George (née Hyde Lees) acquired and created by way of mediumistic experiments from 1917 throughout the early Twenties. Yeats obsessively revised the publication, and the revised 1937 model is way extra commonly on hand than its predecessor. the unique 1925 model of A Vision, poetic, unpolished, masked in fiction, and shut to the buzz of the automated writing that the Yeatses believed to be its supernatural beginning, is gifted right here in a scholarly version for the 1st time.
The textual content, minimally corrected to keep the feel of the unique, is commonly annotated, with specific realization paid to the connection among the broadcast booklet and its complicated genetic fabrics. crucial to an realizing of the poet's overdue paintings and entrancing by itself benefit, A Vision goals to be, all of sudden, a piece of theoretical heritage, an esoteric philosophy, a cultured symbology, a mental schema, and a sacred booklet. it really is as tough because it is key interpreting for any pupil of Yeats.
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In scenes like these which daring to depart From sober Truth, are still to Nature true 190 And call forth fresh delights to Fancy’s view  The heroic Muse employed her Tasso’s art! How have I trembled when at Tancred’s stroke Its gushing blood, the gaping cypress poured When each live plant with mortal accents spoke 195 And the wild blast up-heaved the vanished sword. How have I sat where piped the pensive wind  To hear his harp by British Fairfax strung  Prevailing poet, whose undoubting mind Believed the magic wonders which he sung!
65 Her strain shall dim if aught succeeds From my applauding tongue Whate’er within her native meads The tuneful Thyrsis sung Less to my love shall he be dear 70 Although he earliest paid Full many a soft and tender tear To luckless Collins’s shade!
Ah no! could aught delight that modish pit? 30 ’Twas but the froth, and foppery of wit. True nature ceased; and in her place, were seen That pride of pantomime, the rich machine—  There, when some god, or spirit poised in air, Surprised the scented beau, or masking fair 35 Think! with what thunder, in so just a cause, 52 The mob of coxcombs swelled their loud applause! These witlings heeded nature, less than they  That rule thy taste, the critics of today : Yet all could talk how Betterton was dressed 40  And gave that queen their praise, who curtsied best.