The Blossoms and leaves in plenty
From the apple tree fall each day;
The merry breezes approach them,
And with them merrily play.
Quotes , Source: Book of Songs--Lyrical Interlude (no. 63)
What plant we in this apple tree?
Sweets for a hundred flowery springs
To load the May-wind's restless wings,
When, from the orchard-row, he pours
Its fragrance through our open doors;
A world of blossoms for the bee,
Flowers for the sick girl's silent room,
For the glad infant sprigs of bloom,
We plant with the apple tree.
William Cullen Bryant
Quotes , Source: The Planting of the Apple Tree
Art thou the topmost apple
The gathers could reach,
Reddening on the bough?
Shall I not take thee?
William Bliss Carman
Quotes , Source: Trans. of Sappho (53)
And what is more melancholy than the old apple-trees that linger
about the spot where once stood a homestead, but where there is
now only a ruined chimney rising our of a grassy and weed-grown
cellar? They offer their fruit to every wayfarer--apples that
are bitter-sweet with the moral of times vicissitude.
Quotes , Source: Mosses from an Old Manse--The Old Manse
To satisfy the sharp desire I had
Of tasting those fair apples, I resolv'd
Not to defer; hunger and thirst at once
Powerful persuaders, quicken'd at the scent
Of that alluring fruit, urged me so keen.
Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 584)
Like Dead Sea fruit that tempts the eye,
But turns to ashes on the lips!
Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Fire Worshippers (l. 1018)
Like the sweet apple which reddens upon the topmost bough,
A-top on the topmost twig--which the pluckers forgot, somehow--
Forgot it not, nay, but got it not, for none could get it till
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Quotes , Source: Beauty
The apples that grew on the fruit-tree of knowledge
By woman were pluck'd, and she still wears the prize
To tempt us in theatre, senate, or college--
I mean the love-apples that bloom in the eyes.
- Horace Smith and James Smith,
Horace Smith and James Smith
Quotes , Source: Rejected Addresses--The Living Lustres by T.M. (5)
After the conquest of Afric, Greece, the lesser Asia, and Syria
were brought into Italy all the sorts of their Mala, which we
interprete apples, and might signify no more at first; but were
afterwards applied to many other foreign fruits.
Sir William Temple
Quotes , Source: On Gardening
There's plenty of boys that will come hankering and gruvvelling
around when you've got an apple, and beg the core off you; but
when they're got one, and you beg for the core, and remind them
how you give them a core one time, they take a mouth at you, and
say thank you 'most to death, but there ain't a-going to be no
Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
Quotes , Source: Tom Sawyer Abroad (ch. I)