Editor of The Irish Homestead

Today is the anniversary of the death of the poet George William Russell, who went by the pseudonym AE.
Russell attended the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin. There he met a lifelong friend - the poet William Butler Yeats.
Russell became the editor of The Irish Homestead.
His famous quotes include the following:

"Our hearts were drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see."
"You cannot evoke great spirits and eat plums at the same time."

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George William Russell
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