His eyesight has always been weak, a sort of film over the eyes. A doctor advised him not to read, but he said, ‘Then I should be ignorant’, and he refused an operation because there was a thousandth chance he might go blind and so remain ignorant.
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|Birth:||15th March, 1852|
|Death:||22nd May, 1932|
|Profession:||Dramatist, Folklorist, Theatre Manager|
Isabella Augusta was an Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, and wrote numerous short works for both companies. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish mythology. Born into a class that identified closely with British rule, her conversion to cultural nationalism, as evidenced by her writings, was emblematic of many of the political struggles to occur in Ireland during her lifetime.
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