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Quotation by Ronald Knox
There was once a man who said,
Must think it exceedingly odd
If he finds that this tree
Continues to be
When there's no one about in the Quad."
Ronald Knox (1888–1957), British scholar, priest. In The Complete Limerick Book, Langford Reed (1924).
Knox's limerick was anonymously answered: "Dear Sir, Your astonishment's odd: I am always about in the Quad. And that's why the tree Will continue to be, Since observed by Yours faithfully, God."
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