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Quotation by William Butler Yeats
Many times man lives and dies
Betweeen his two eternities,
That of race and that of soul,
And ancient Ireland knew it all.
Whether man die in his bed
Or the rifle knocks him dead,
William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish poet. Under Ben Bulben (l. 13–18). . .
The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Richard J. Finneran, ed. (1989) Macmillan.
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