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11 Ivy Quotes

Wall must get the weather stain Before they grow the ivy.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. VIII)

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For ivy climbs the crumbling hall To decorate decay.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. A Large Party and Entertainment)

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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 that's not ill) when twisted round a comb.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. II)

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The rugged trees are mingling Their flowery sprays in love; The ivy climbs the laurel To clasp the boughs above.

William Cullen Bryant Quotes , Source: The Serenade

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As creeping ivy clings to wood or stone, And hides the ruin that it feeds upon.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: The Progress of Error (l. 285)

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Oh, a dainty plant is the ivy green, That creepeth o'er 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.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. VI)

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Direct The clasping ivy where to climb.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 216)

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On my velvet couch reclining, Ivy leaves my brow entwining, While my soul expands with glee, What are kings and crowns to me?

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Odes of Anacreon (ode XLVIII)

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Bring, bring the madding Bay, the drunken wine; The creeping, dirty, courtly Ivy join.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: The Dunciad (bk. I, l. 303)

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Where round some mould'ring tow'r pale ivy creeps, And low-brow'd rocks hang nodding o'er the deeps.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 243)

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Round broken columns clasping ivy twin'd.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Windsor Forest (l. 69)

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