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Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation. - W B Yeats

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Famous Irish poet, name pronounced Yates

Born:13th July, 1865
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Died: 28th January, 1939

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