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Quotation by William Butler Yeats
As man, as beast, as an ephemeral fly begets, Godhead begets Godhead,
For things below are copies, the Great Smaragdine Tablet said.
Yet all must copy copies, all increase their kind....
William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish poet, playwright. "II. Ribh Denounces Patrick."
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