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    The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    But nothing satisfied the fool
    But my dear Mary Moore,
    None other knows what pleasures man
    At table or in bed.
    What shall I do for pretty girls
    Now my old bawd is dead?
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)