Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Birch Tree (Betula)
Rippling through thy branches goes the sunshine, Among thy leaves that palpitate forever, And in thee, a pining nymph had prisoned The soul, once of some tremulous inland river, Quivering to tell her woe, but ah! dumb, dumb forever. LowellThe Birch Tree.