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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Willow (Salix)
 
I’ll hang my harp on a willow tree.
        John, Lord Elphinstone. Also credited to Thos. Haynes Bayly.
  1
Willow, in thy breezy moan,
I can hear a deeper tone;
Through thy leaves come whispering low,
Faint sweet sounds of long ago—
        Willow, sighing willow!
        Felicia D. Hemans—Willow Song.
  2
All a green willow, willow,
All a green willow is my garland.
        John Heywood—The Green Willow.
  3
The willow hangs with sheltering grace
  And benediction o’er their sod,
And Nature, hushed, assures the soul
  They rest in God.
        Crammond Kennedy—Greenwood Cemetery.
  4
Near the lake where drooped the willow,
Long time ago.
        George P. Morris—Near the Lake.
  5
  We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
        Psalms. CXXXVII. 2.
  6
Know ye the willow-tree,
  Whose grey leaves quiver,
Whispering gloomily
  To yon pale river?

Lady, at even-tide
  Wander not near it:
They say its branches hide
  A sad, lost spirit!
        Thackeray—The Willow-Tree.
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