- I went along the highroad for a while, crossed the weedy, ferny ditch that separated it from the fallow fields beyond, and struck into the deserted foot- path that leads to the Enchanted Wood. - "A Woman Named Smith", Marie Conway Oemler.
- Leave him here in his secret ferny tomb, Withdraw the little light from the ocean of gloom, He who feared nought will fear aught never, Left alone in the forest forever and ever. - "Lundy's Lane and Other Poems", Duncan Campbell Scott.
- He seems the natural owner of the ferny coombes, the oak woods, the broad slopes of heather. - "The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies", Walter Besant.