Sailing to Byzantium
by William Butler Yeats
Sailing to Byzantium Quotes
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Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. (5-6)
Old Age Quotes
That is no country for old men (1)
Man and the Natural World Quotes
The young In one another's arms, birds in the trees – Those dying generations – at their song, (1-3)
An aged man is but a paltry thing, […] unless Soul clap its hands and sing, (9-11)
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