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Museum of Joy: In that sensual music all neglect

saville ancestors byzantium

Jenny Saville, Ancestors

Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress,
Nor is there singing school but studying
Monuments of its own magnificence;
And therefore I have sailed the seas and come
To the holy city of Byzantium.

William Butler Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium