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William Butler Yeats Quotes: Gaze no more in the bitter glass The demons, with their subtle guile, Lift up before us when they pass, Or only gaze a little while.
         

Gaze no more in the bitter glass The demons, with their subtle guile, Lift up before us when they pass, Or only gaze a little while.


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This page presents the quote "Gaze no more in the bitter glass The demons, with their subtle guile, Lift up before us when they pass, Or only gaze a little while.". Author of this quote is William Butler Yeats. This quote is about reality, glasses, guile, bitter, subtle, mirrors,.