John Butler Yeats

  • A. Norman Jeffares


John butler yeats, barrister, artist, essayist, letter-writer and conversationalist, was representative of the best of Victorian life. He belonged to the heyday of a great civilization and yet was detached from it: as artist, as thinker, as Anglo-Irishman. Yet his virtues were its virtues: his capacity for work, his refusal to specialize, his fundamentally serious-minded approach to poetry and painting, his devotion to his family and his friends, and his firm belief in the gentler qualities of life.


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