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First Line: Do you ask why old focus silvanus defies
Last Line: But because he has writ about seeing.
Subject(s): Cambridge University; Chestnut Trees


Do you ask why old Focus Silvanus defies,
And leaves not a chestnut in being?
'Tis not that old Focus himself has got eyes,
But because he has writ about Seeing.





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