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" The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight:... "
A Thinking Reed - Page 530
by Barry Jones - 2006 - 561 pages
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Later Poems

William Butler Yeats - Ireland - 1922 - 390 pages
...\ purely some^evektion is at hand ; | I Surely fhe~Second Doming is at hancL \ The Second Com1ng ! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of...round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born ? \ A PRAYER FOR MY DAUGHTER ONCE more the storm is howling and half hid ' d. Under this cradle-hood...
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T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land

Nick Selby - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 200 pages
...Coming' (1921): 'Surely some revelation is at hand;/ Surely the Second Coming is at hand. . . . / ¡But] what rough beast, its hour come round at last, /Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?' WB Yeats, Collected Poems (1933; rev. ed. London: Macmillan, 1983), p.211. 12 Frank Lentricchia, Modernist...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - English language - 2001 - 598 pages
...process. The following much-quored lines from Yeats's poem The Second Coming illustrare these points: And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Berhlehem to be born? In the modern world a new Chtist is unlikely to be born. It is more likely to...
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William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 58 pages
...the spread of Christianity, what sort of world will it be after the birth of this savage creature? Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon...round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? gyre — spiraling circle, suggesting the passage of time anarchy — state of extreme disorder blood-dimmed...
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My Granny Made Me an Anarchist: The Christie File

Stuart Christie - Anarchism - 2002 - 266 pages
...Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of "Spiritus Mundi" Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert A shape with lion body and the...round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?' WB Yeats contentious issue of locating US Polaris bases in Scotland. I quickly learned that the politics...
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Metapolitics: From Wagner and the German Romantics to Hitler

Philosophy - 626 pages
...some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are the words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi...round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? -William Butler Yeats0 * Yeats claims in a private letter of April 1936 to Ethel Mannin: "... My horror...
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In a Dark Wood: Journeys of Faith and Doubt

Linda Jones, Sophie Stanes - Religion - 2003 - 240 pages
...Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert A shape with lion body and the...last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? WBYeats CHR1S COLE Chris Cole works for the Campaign Against Arms Trade as Local Network Coordinator. l GREW...
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The Holy Blood

Charles Covington - Fiction - 2003 - 336 pages
...hear him now: The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; .. .Twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare...round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? ' " F'rom the hall they heard Wallace coming up the stairs saying, "'Zannah:' Arc you alright.-'" Susannah...
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W. B. Yeats: A Life II: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939

R. F. Foster - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 868 pages
...Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds. 150 The darkness drops again but now I know That thirty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by...come round at last Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?40 The poem may take its rise from the same reaction to the unleashing of Bolshevism which prompted...
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The New World Order: Corporate Agenda and Parallel Reality

Gordana Yovanovich - Business & Economics - 2003 - 236 pages
...full of passionate intensity. The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty centuries of stone sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,...round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? Like García Márquez in One Hundred Years of Solitude, the Irish poet suggested that the modern world...
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