Ode on Melancholy
Ode on Melancholy Drugs and Alcohol Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
Make not your rosary of yew-berries, (5)
Yew-berries are another poison that we should reject. There are a lot of drugs, herbs, poisons, and wines packed into the opening lines of this poem, and the speaker tells us forcefully to reject them all.