THE POETRY OF SIR SAMUEL FERGUSON -- IThis article appeared
in The Irish Fireside of 9 October 1886, under the heading "Irish Poets and Irish Poetry." Sir Samuel Ferguson had died on 9 August 1886, and the present article was one of two pieces written by Yeats to sum up the achievement of Ferguson. This article may have been written after the longer, more detailed one that appeared in
The Dublin University Review of November 1886, pp. 10-27 in this collection. In the present article Yeats writes about Ferguson's
Poems (Dublin: W. McGee, 1880), "Of this poem's splendid plot,...