|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Ivy (Hedera Helix)|
|For ivy climbs the crumbling hall|
To decorate decay.
BaileyFestus. Sc. A Large Party and Entertainment.
|That headlong ivy! not a leaf will grow|
But thinking of a wreath, * * *
I like such ivy; bold to leap a height
Twas strong to climb! as good to grow on graves
As twist about a thyrsus; pretty too
(And thats not ill) when twisted round a comb.
E. B. BrowningAurora Leigh. Bk. II.
|Walls must get the weather stain|
Before they grow the ivy.
E. B. BrowningAurora Leigh. Bk. VIII.
|The rugged trees are mingling|
Their flowery sprays in love;
The ivy climbs the laurel
To clasp the boughs above.
|As creeping ivy clings to wood or stone,|
And hides the ruin that it feeds upon.
CowperThe Progress of Error. L. 285.
|Oh, a dainty plant is the ivy green,|
That creepeth oer ruins old!
Of right choice food are his meals I ween,
In his cell so lone and cold.
* * * *
Creeping where no life is seen,
A rare old plant is the ivy green.
DickensPickwick. Ch. VI.
The clasping ivy where to climb.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 216.
|On my velvet couch reclining,|
Ivy leaves my brow entwining,
While my soul expands with glee,
What are kings and crowns to me?
MooreOdes of Anacreon. Ode XLVIII.
|Bring, bring the madding Bay, the drunken vine;|
The creeping, dirty, courtly Ivy join.
PopeThe Dunciad. Bk. I. L. 303.
|Round broken columns clasping ivy twind.|
PopeWindsor Forest. L. 69.
|Where round some mouldring towr pale ivy creeps,|
And low-browd rocks hang nodding oer the deeps.
PopeEloisa to Abelard. L. 243.