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William Butler Yeats Quotes: The Irishman sustains himself during brief periods of joy by the knowledge that tragedy is just around the corner.
         

The Irishman sustains himself during brief periods of joy by the knowledge that tragedy is just around the corner.


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This page presents the quote "The Irishman sustains himself during brief periods of joy by the knowledge that tragedy is just around the corner.". Author of this quote is William Butler Yeats. This quote is about knowledge, periods, around the corner, joy, tragedy,.