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" Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. "
A Thinking Reed - Page 530
by Barry Jones - 2006 - 561 pages
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The London Mercury, Volume 4

Sir John Collings Squire - English literature - 1921 - 730 pages
...did not foresee, not having the courage of my own thought : the growing murderousness of the world : Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon...is drowned ; The best lack all conviction while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. XXII The Huxley, Tyndall, Carolus Duran, Bastien- Lepage coven...
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Autobiographies: Reveries Over Childhood and Youth and The Trembling of the Veil

William Butler Yeats - Authors, Irish - 1916 - 536 pages
...did not foresee, not having the courage of my own thought : the growing murderousness of the world. Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon...is drowned; The best lack all conviction while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. XXIII If abstraction had reached, or all but reached its climax,...
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Nature of Indian Culture

Ramnarayan Vyas - Culture - 1928 - 176 pages
...situation has worsened in the modern age. WB Yeats has depicted the situation in the following words: "Things fall apart: the centre cannot hold, Mere anarchy...is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Therefore, we certainly need right type of men, who can understand...
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Double Takes: Thinking and Rethinking Issues of Modern Judaism in Ancient ...

Zev Garber, Bruce Zuckerman - Religion - 2004 - 242 pages
...taken, it is the words of a modern prophet, the poet WB Yeats, that come more to mind: Things tall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed...is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. It is this "passionate intensity" that poses the greatest danger...
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Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Stephen Rumph - Music - 2004 - 307 pages
...called up a famous line from William Butler Yeats 's apocalyptic poem of 1924, "The Second Coming": Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy...and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned. Behind Solomon's paean to order looms the shadow of an atrociously disorderly, chaotic century. At...
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Once Bitten: An Unofficial Guide to the World of Angel

Nikki Stafford - Performing Arts - 2004 - 465 pages
...destruction of World War I, and the opening stanza of the poem describes a world that has lost its innocence: Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy...and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned . . . Within this terrible new world, the narrator speaks of a second coming, although rather than...
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Wild Blessings: The Poetry of Lucille Clifton

Hilary Holladay - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 260 pages
...another of her poetic precursors in her refutation of Yeats's dire predictions in "The Second Coming": "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; / Mere...loosed, and everywhere / The ceremony of innocence is drowned."9 In Clifton's writings, her poems as well as her memoir, the blood-dimmed tide — of loss,...
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Breaking Silence: Pastoral Approaches for Creating an Ethos of Peace

Chad R. Abbott, Everett Mitchell - Political Science - 2004 - 328 pages
...with its plethora of religious and apocalyptic resonances: Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed...ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all convictions, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.3 Terror in the Mind of God Paradoxically,...
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Elsewhere

Will Shetterly - Elves - 2004 - 268 pages
...in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer, Things fall apart; the centre cannot bold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed...The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best— Mooner snatched the book back, though Florida made a cat's sound of disappointment. "Poetry," Mooner...
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Cacciatori di dinosauri. L'acerrima rivalitÓ scientifica che port˛ alla ...

Deborah Cadbury - Science - 2004 - 402 pages
...progetto ambizioso non era nientemeno che un monumento a Dio. Capitolo 14 Natura senza Dio? Thingsfall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed...blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony ofinnocence is drowned* William Butler Yeats, II secondo avvento Non appena Owen present˛ la sua proposta...
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