But beside it I have planted a green Bay-tree, A sweet Bay, an Olive,
and aTurkey Fig, A Fig, an Olive,
and a Bay. (Mary) Ursula Bethell From a Garden in the Antipodes,'Detail'.
myself have seen the ungodly in great power, and flourishing like a
green bay-tree.I went by, and lo, he was gone: I sought him,
but his place could no where be found. Keep
innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right: for
that shall bring a man peace at the last. Book of Common Prayer Psalm 37:36^8.
Gwine to run all night, Gwine to run all
day, I'll bet my money
on de bob-tail nag, Somebody bet on de
bay. Stephen Collins Foster 'Camptown Races', chorus.
must be mad, or very tired, When the curve of a
blue bay beyond a railroad track Is shrill and sweet
to me like the sudden springing of a tune, And the sight of a
white church above thin trees in a city square Amazes my eyes as
though it were the Parthenon. Amy Lowell 'Meeting-House Hill'.
Thou who didst waken from his summer dreams The blue
Mediterranean, where he lay, Lulled by the coil
of his crystalline streams Beside a pumice
isle in Baiae's bay, And saw in sleep
old palaces and towers Quivering within
the wave's intenser day, All overgrown with
azure moss and flowers So sweet, the sense
faints picturing them. Percy Bysshe Shelley 'Ode to theWestWind', l.29^36.
Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the
milky way They stretched in
never-ending line Along the margin of
a bay: Ten thousand saw I
at a glance, Tossing their heads
in sprightly dance. William Wordsworth 'I wandered lonely as a cloud', stanza 2