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Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.

Spice (Umbellularia Californica)

The Spice-Tree lives in the garden green,
Beside it the fountain flows;
And a fair Bird sits the boughs between,
And sings his melodious woes.
That out-bound stem has branches three;
On each a thousand blossoms grow;
And old as aught of time can be,
The root stands fast in the rocks below.
John Sterling—The Spice-Tree. Sts. 1 and 3.