That woman's days were spent
In ignorant good-will,
Her nights in argument
Until her voice grew shrill.
What voice more sweet than hers
When, young and beautiful,
She rode to harriers?

from William Butler Yeats – Easter 1916 on Rap Genius

Meaning

These lines are in reference to Constance Markievicz who took part in the Easter Rising with the Irish Citizen Army.

She spoke loftily about independence, but until the uprising, it was just ignorant good-will.

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