The Collected Works of William Butler Yeats

The Collected Works of William Butler Yeats

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...house, that is for coachbuilding the capital of the county. ANDREW. If it is from the devil this sickness comes, it would be best to put it out whatever way it would be put out. But there might no bad thing be on the lad at all. It is likely he was with wild companions abroad, and that knocking about might have shaken his health. I was that way myself one time. THOMAS. Father John said that it was some sort ofa vision or a trance, but I would give no heed to what he would say. It is his trade to see more than other people would see, the same as I myself might be seeing a split in a leather car hood that no other person would find out at all. ANDREW. If it is the falling sickness is on him, I have no objection to that--a plain, straight sickness that was cast as a punishment on the unbelieving Jews. It is a thing that might attack one of a family, and one of another family, and not to come upon their kindred at all. A person to have it, all you have to do is not to go between him and the wind, or fire, or water. But I am in dread trance is a thing might run through the house the same as the cholera morbus. THoMAs. In my belief there is no such thing as a trance. Letting on people do be to make the world wonder the time they think well to rise up. To keep them to their work is best, and not to pay much attention to them at all. ANDREW. I would not like trances to be coming on myself. I leave it in my will ifl die without cause, a holly-stake to be run through my heart the way I will lie easy after burial, and not turn my face downwards in my coflin. I tell you I leave it on you in my will. THOMAS. Leave thinking of your own comforts, Andrew, and give your mind to the business. Did the smith put the irons yet on to the shafts of this coach?...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 194 x 250 x 6mm | 160g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789571
  • 9781236789570