[Lines on Dr Robert Smith]

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


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Title (in Source Edition): [Lines on Dr Robert Smith]
Author: Thomas Gray
Genres: occasional poem

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Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771. Thomas Gray: English poems. Web. Oxford: Thomas Gray Archive, 2002. http://www.thomasgray.org/texts/poems.shtml

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