By W. B. Yeats (auth.)

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Should I live, and my brother consent, I may publish some part of these, for they found themselves, as always, where life is at tension, and met, amidst Free State soldiers, irregulars, country gentlemen, tramps and robbers, events that suggest, set down as they are without context or explanation, recent paintings by Mr. Jack Yeats where one guesses at the forms from a few exciting blotches of colour. There is a record made by Robartes' pupils in London that contains his diagrams and their explanations, and John Duddon's long 54 A VISION narrative.

The old gentleman was sitting up in a little back room muttering, 'Just like my luck ••. bound to happen sooner or later'. Huddon said, 'It was an accident, sir; you cannot take offence at being knocked down in mistake for me'. ' said the old gentleman, staring steadily at Huddon. ' And then as though he had suddenly thought of something, 'I will not say a word to the police on the condition that you and this young man and this young woman meet a friend of mine and drink a little wtne. • I II A VISION 37 II Presently Aherne came in with a big old man.

He answered that when the candle was burnt out an honest man did not pretend that grease was flame. JOHN AHERNE E THE PHASES OF THE MOON THE PHASES OF THE MOON An old man cocked his ear upon a bridge; He and his friend, their faces to the South, Had trod the uneven road. Their boots were soiled, Their Connemara cloth worn out of shape; They bad kept a steady pace as though their beds, Despite a dwindling and late-risen moon, Were distant still. An old man cocked his ear. AHERNB What made that sound?

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