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Samuel Butler (1835–1902), English novelist, known for the satire "Erewhon" (1872) and the semi-autobiographical "The Way of All Flesh" (1903). Not to be confused with the poet Samuel Butler (1613–1680).

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What is the meaning of Samuel Butler's eulogy beginning “I fall asleep”?

I found this as a part of some frequently quoted poems in the eulogy (such as http://www.peopleinspirit.com/poems___quotes.html. I am not sure what exactly it tries to convey and how people use it, ...