„There once was a man who said: "God
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, Langford Reed, The Complete Limerick Book (1924) The topic of this limerick and the following one is George Berkeley's philosophical principle, "To be is to be perceived".
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