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(About Butterflies, Definition, Philosophy, Security)

A Chinaman of the T'ang Dynasty-and, by which definition, a philosopher-dreamed he was a butterfly, and from that moment he was never quite sure that he was not a butterfly dreaming it was a Chinese philosopher. Envy him; in his two-fold security.

("Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead")

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