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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4389
AUTHOR:Thomas Percy (1729–1811)
QUOTATION:A poore soule sat sighing under a sycamore tree;
  Oh willow, willow, willow!
With his hand on his bosom, his head on his knee,
  Oh willow, willow, willow! 1
ATTRIBUTION:Willow, willow, willow.
 
Note 1.
The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore tree,
Sing all a green willow;
Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee,
Sing willow, willow, willow.
Othello, act iv. sc. 3. [back]
 

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