Samuel Butler quote about death from The Note-Books of Samuel Butler - If I die prematurely, at any rate I shall be saved from being bored by my own success.
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If I die prematurely, at any rate I shall be saved from being bored by my own success.
 Samuel Butler, The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912). copy citation

Context

“«Ah, Mr. Shakespeare, why don't you write us another Titus Andronicus? Now that was a sweet play, that was.»
And when he had done Antony and Cleopatra she would have told him that her favourite plays were the three parts of King Henry VI. Compensation If I die prematurely, at any rate I shall be saved from being bored by my own success. Hudibras and Erewhon I was completing the purchase of some small houses at Lewisham and had to sign my name. The vendor, merely seeing the name and knowing none of my books, said to me, rather rudely, but without meaning any mischief:” source

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