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" The humour has all given way to pathos and tenderness. We have here the innermost heart of the Celt in the moments he has grown to love through years of persecution, when, cushioning himself about with dreams, and hearing fairy-songs in the twilight,... "
The Living Age - Page 206
1905
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Essays, Criticisms and Reviews

Oscar Wilde - Authors, Irish - 1901 - 175 pages
...Ancient Legends.' The humour has all given way to pathos and tenderness. We have here the innermost heart of the Celt in the moments he has grown to love...cushioning himself about with dreams, and hearing fairy songs iu the twilight, he ponders on the soul and on the dead. Here is the Celt, only it is the...
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The Living Age, Volume 244

1905
...who have never been able to understand the elemental meaning of the mystery of Patriotism. This ie common to all. Mr. Yeats is at the heart of that National...noble origins, conscious, too, of having loved his country with the vigilant love that cannot brook a shadow upon her honor, the charge of being against...
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The Writings of Oscar Wilde ...

Oscar Wilde - 1907
...'Ancient Legends.' The humour has all given way to pathos and tenderness. We have here the innermost heart of the Celt in the moments he has grown to love...cushioning himself about with dreams, and hearing fairy songs in the twilight, he ponders on the soul and on the dead. Here is the Celt, only it is the...
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Reviews, Volume 1

Oscar Wilde - Books - 1908 - 554 pages
...Ancient Legends. The humour has all given way to pathos and tenderness. We have here the innermost heart of the Celt in the moments he has grown to love...twilight, he ponders on the soul and on the dead. Here is the Celt, only it is the Celt dreaming. Into a volume of very moderate dimensions, and of extremely...
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Works. Edition de luxe, Volume 8

Oscar Wilde - History - 1909
...'Ancient Legends.' The humour has all given way to pathos and tenderness. We have here the innermost heart of the Celt in the moments he has grown to love...cushioning himself about with dreams, and hearing fairy songs in the twilight, he ponders on the soul and on the dead. Here is the Celt, only it is the...
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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Together with Essays and ..., Volume 4

Oscar Wilde - 1910
...'Ancient Legends.' The humour has all given way to pathos and tenderness. We have here the innermost heart of the Celt in the moments he has grown to love...cushioning himself about with dreams, and hearing fairy songs IB the twilight, he ponders on the soul and on the dead. Here is the Celt, only it is the...
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The Prose of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde - Prose literature - 1916 - 806 pages
...Ancient Legends. The humour has all given way to pathos and tenderness. We have here the innermost heart of the Celt in the moments he has grown to love...twilight, he ponders on the soul and on the dead. Here is the Celt, only it is the Celt dreaming. Into a volume of very moderate dimensions, and of extremely...
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Wilde the Irishman

Jerusha Hull McCormack - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 205 pages
...'Ancient Legends'. The humour has all given way to pathos and tenderness. We have here the innermost heart of the Celt in the moments he has grown to love...cushioning himself about with dreams, and hearing fairy songs in the twilight, he ponders on the soul and on the dead. Here is the Celt, only it is the...
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States of Desire: Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish Experiment

Vicki Mahaffey - Literary Collections - 1998 - 288 pages
...treatment of the Celt: "The humour has all given way to pathos and tenderness. We have here the innermost heart of the Celt in the moments he has grown to love...cushioning himself about with dreams, and hearing fairy songs in the twilight, he ponders on the soul and on the dead. Here is the Celt, only it is the...
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Locating Irish Folklore: Tradition, Modernity, Identity

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin - History - 2000 - 228 pages
...The greatest since Croker, he argues, is Lady Wilde's Ancient Legends-. We have here the innermost heart of the Celt in the moments he has grown to love...twilight, he ponders on the soul and on the dead. Here is the Celt, only it is the Celt dreaming. The first included sections on The Trooping Fairies',...
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