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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8187
AUTHOR:William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)
QUOTATION:I would mould a world of fire and dew 1 
With no one bitter, grave, or over wise,
And nothing marred or old to do you wrong.
ATTRIBUTION:Land of Heart’s Desire.
WORKS:William Butler Yeats Collection.
 
Note 1.
See FitzGerald: Omar Khayyám. Rubaiyat, lxxiii.
Ah Love! could Thou and I with Fate conspire
To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire,
  Would we not shatter it to bits—and then
Re-mould it nearer to the Heart’s Desire! [back]
 

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