IMa Olivia Shakespear in 1897

Olivia Shakespeare in 1897. Source: Yeats, facing p. 722. Yeats first met Olivia in 1894. He described her then as "in her late twenties but in her looks a lovely young girl" (qtd. in Harwood 193).

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Harwood, John. Olivia Shakespear and W. B. Yeats: After Long Silence. London: Macmillan, 1989.

Yeats, W. B. Letters. London: Rupert-Hart-Davis, 1957.

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