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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Fir (Abies)
A lonely fir-tree is standing
  On a northern barren height;
It sleeps, and the ice and snow-drift
  Cast round it a garment of white.
        Heine—Book of Songs. Lyrical Interlude. No. 34.
I remember, I remember
  The fir-trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
  Were close against the sky.
        Hood—I Remember, I Remember.
In a drear-nighted December,
  Too happy, happy tree,
Thy branches ne’er remember
  Their green felicity.
Kindles the gummy bark of fir or pine,
And sends a comfortable heat from far,
Which might supply the sun.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. X. L. 1,076.

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