|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Thou wast a bauble once, a cup and ball,|
Which babes might play with.
Cowper.Yardley Oak, Line 17.
|The oak, when living, monarch of the wood;|
The English oak which, dead, commands the flood.
Churchill.Gotham, Book I. Line 303.
|A sturdy oak, which nature forms|
To brave a hundred winters storms,
While round its head the whirlwinds blow,
Remains with root infixd below:
When felld to earth, a ship it sails
Through dashing waves and driving gales
And now at sea, again defies
The threatning clouds and howling skies.
Hooles Metastatio, Adrian in Syria, Act I. Scene 3.
|The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees,|
Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees:
Three centuries he grows, and three he stays
Supreme in state; and in three more decays.
Dryden.Palamon and Arcite, Line 1058.