W B Yeats, ‘All Souls’ Night’

Celeberrimae Oxoniensis academiae … descriptio

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Oxford provides the setting for Yeats’s poem on conjuring ghosts. He found the city conducive to the worlds of spirits and magic, and lived here with his wife George for nearly five years. For some of that time they occupied 45 Broad Street, later knocked down to build the New Bodleian (now the Weston Library). This is the printer’s copy for the magazine The New Republic, with Yeats’s revisions in blue-black ink.

This Treasure isn’t currently on display in the Weston Library.