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In the darkness of his writing-room, William Butler Yeats, internationally-celebrated poet and future Nobel laureate, was in the process of receiving a piece of rather unpleasant news.

“So, er, what is this, then?” said Yeats, adjusting his spectacles and peering down at the legal document in his hands.

“It’s a blooming cease and desist letter, Willie,” said Maud Gonne, Yeats’s muse and occasional correspondent, and the reluctant object of both his affections and his somewhat torrid verse.

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