Tuesday, June 14, 2005

What I missed yesterday: Yeat's birthday

I missed knowing about it and observing it. From Writer's Almanac, we read:

It is the birthday of William Butler Yeats
http://mail.publicradio.org/site/R?i=eHN3fx95SfVLmf9f3CWbJw..

, born in Dublin (1865). He grew up at a time when Ireland was an
English colony, and most members of the Irish Protestant upper-class
were pro-British. The Catholic middle-class were in favor of Irish
independence. It didn't help them get along that Catholics were denied
equal access to education and jobs and government positions.

William Butler Yeats was brought up in a Protestant family, so he
should have been pro-British, but he was actually (read further at Writers' Almanac).

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