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Are you susceptible to a deep emotion of the intellect? and do your favourite thoughts so haunt you as to give you at times the illusion of being real? . You are then a magician, and the mystic Rose will go of her own accord, however little you desire it, to bloom in your garden. 23 A Commentary on the Collected Poems of W. B. ). Wade commented that Yeats probably read Johannes Valentine Andreae or Andreas (1586-1654) the German theologican and mystic, in Foxcroft's translation of The Hermetic Romance or the Chymical Wedding (169o) originally written in High Dutch by C[hristian] R[osenkreuz]; this was reprinted in A.
23 A Commentary on the Collected Poems of W. B. ). Wade commented that Yeats probably read Johannes Valentine Andreae or Andreas (1586-1654) the German theologican and mystic, in Foxcroft's translation of The Hermetic Romance or the Chymical Wedding (169o) originally written in High Dutch by C[hristian] R[osenkreuz]; this was reprinted in A. E. Waite, The Real History of the Rosicrucians (1887). In July 1892. 10). The Rose symbolism had other elements : physical and spiritual, pagan and Christian, and Yeats described them in an autobiographical passage : I planned a mystical Order ...
B. Yeats 41 4 Trqy: this poem was written to Maud Gonne, later (c. 1903-14) frequently identified with Helen of Troy, and with Deirdre. At the time Yeats was full of John Todhunter's play Helen ojTrqy. ~ Usna's children: Deirdre, the daughter of King Concobar's storyteller, prophesied she would bring great suffering upon Ulster. Concobar prevented her death at the hands of the Ulstermen by saying she was to be brought up to be his future queen. Despite isolation with a nurse, Lavarcam, she fell in love with Naoise, one of the Red Branch heroes.
A Commentary on the Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats by A. Norman Jeffares