By George Mills Harper, Walter Kelly Hood (eds.)
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24 The passage in brackets is crossed through. 25 In one of the notebooks of Sleeps two pages before an entry dated 18 Sept  Yeats recorded: 'I write amid a civil war- no trains, no letters, no papers, no news. For many days we have not known what is happening beyond the horizon. Are they fighting in Limerick? ' On 4 A Critical Edition of Yeats's A Vision (1925) Oct the Yeatses had 'been in Dublin for about 10 days' (unpub. ltr. toW. F. Stead). 26 Yeats was quoting from The Republic of Plato, ed J.
10 brought him to a seat in the middle of the room, and I had begun to speak of the changed world we met in when he said: " Where is Yeats? I want his address. " I felt a slight chill, for 15 we had both quarrelled with l\fr Yeats on what I considered good grounds. Mr Yeats had given the name of Michael Robartes and that of Owen Aherne to fictitious characters, and made those characters live through events that were a travesty of real events. " " I was fool enough to mind once," he said, "but I soon found that he had 25 done me a service.
There is evidence in the revised typescript that he planned descriptive topical headings in addition to dates and Phases. D. D. 100' was expanded and revised to read: The First Fountain The climax of secular order, & the incarnation. First Fountain Phases 2. 3. D. D. 120. The first two lines were marked through, and nothing more was made of The Four Fountains, which may have been conceived as a kind of tetradic parallel jn the history of civilization to The Four Faculties in the history of the soul.
A Critical Edition of Yeats’s a Vision (1925) by George Mills Harper, Walter Kelly Hood (eds.)