|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Close by a rock, of less enormous height,|
Breaks the wild waves, and forms a dangerous strait;
Full on its crown, a figs green branches rise,
And shoot a leafy forest to the skies.
HomerOdyssey. Bk. XII. L. 125. Popes trans.
|So counseld he, and both together went|
Into the thickest wood; there soon they chose
The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renowned,
But such as at this day to Indians known
In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms,
Branching so broad and long, that in the ground
The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow
About the mother tree, a pillard shade
High overarchd, and echoing walks between.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 1,099.