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First Line: We who are old, old and gay
Last Line: If all were told.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Fairies; Legends, Irish; Elves


We who are old, old and gay,
O so old!
Thousands of years, thousands of years,
If all were told:
Give to these children, new from the world,
Silence and love;
And the long dew-dropping hours of the night,
And the stars above:
Give to these children, new from the world,
Rest far from men.
Is anything better, anything better?
Tell us it then:
Us who are old, old and gay,
O so old!
Thousands of years, thousands of years,
If all were told.




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