C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.

Yew tree

  • Cheerless, unsocial plant! that loves to dwell
  • ’Midst skulls and coffins, epitaphs and worms:
  • Where light-heel’d ghosts, and visionary shades,
  • Beneath the wan cold moon (as fame reports)
  • Embodied, thick, perform their mystic rounds.
  • No other merriment, dull tree! is thine.
  • Blair.