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ON SOME LINES OF LOPE DE VEGA, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: If the man who turnips cries
Last Line: Have a turnip than his father.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson, Dr.
Variant Title(s): Burlesque;burlesque Of Lope De Vega
Subject(s): Fathers; Vega Carpio, Lope Felix De (1562-1635)


IF the man who turnips cries,
Cry not when his father dies,
'Tis a proof that he had rather
Have a turnip than his father.





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