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W. B Yeats (1865-1939)
Notified that Yeats had won the 1923 Nobel Prize, Bertie Smiley, owner of the Irish Times, decided to break the news to Yeats himself. “I’ve the honour to inform you, sir,” Smiley began, “that word has just come from Stockholm about the Nobel Prize. To the glory of Ireland has been added poetic luster and…”
“Pull yourself together, Smiley,” interrupted Yeats, “how much is it?”( Leonard Lyons)

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