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Fillers Endpiece

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BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:757

When W H Auden once found him playing that game [patience] and asked him why he seemed to relish it, he reflected gravely and then replied, “Well, I suppose it's the nearest thing to being dead.”

Peter Ackroyd, T S Eliot, Penguin, 1993

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