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William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
Thursday, May 17, 2001

The Three Monuments

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THEY hold their public meetings where
Our most renowned patriots stand,
One among the birds of the air,
A stumpier on either hand;
And all the popular statesmen say
That purity built up the State
And after kept it from decay;
And let all base ambition be,
For intellect would make us proud
And pride bring in impurity:
The three old rascals laugh aloud.
William Butler Yeats
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Suryendu Chaudhury 13 October 2020
There is a note of satire in this poem.
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