Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SCHOLARS, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

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First Line: Bald heads forgetful of their sins
Last Line: Did their catullus walk that way?
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Scholarship & Scholars

Bald heads forgetful of their sins,
Old, learned, respectable bald head
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That young men, tossing on their beds,
Rhymed out in love's despair
To flatter beauty's ignorant ear.

All shuffle there; all cough in ink;
All wear the carpet with their shoes;
All think what other people think;
All know the man their neighbour knows.
Lord, what would they say
Did their Catullus walk that way?

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