|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Green, slender, leaf-clad holly-boughs|
Were twisted gracefu round her brows,
I took her for some Scottish Muse,
By that same token,
An come to stop those reckless vows,
Would soon be broken.
BurnsThe Vision. Duan I. St. 9.
|Those hollies of themselves a shape|
As of an arbor took.
ColeridgeThe Three Graves. Pt. IV. St. 24.
|All green was vanished save of pine and yew,|
That still displayed their melancholy hue;
Save the green holly with its berries red,
And the green moss that oer the gravel spread.
CrabbeTales of the Hall.
|And as, when all the summer trees are seen|
So bright and green,
The Holly leaves a sober hue display
Less bright than they,
But when the bare and wintry woods we see,
What then so cheerful as the Holly-tree?
|O Reader! hast thou ever stood to see|
The eye that contemplates it well perceives
Its glossy leaves
Ordered by an Intelligence so wise
As might confound the Atheists sophistries.
SoutheyThe Holly-Tree. St. 1.