Mrs. Hemans apostrophizes this tree in one of her early poems.
"Now, fly back to the lady, you young scamp," he apostrophizes.
He often apostrophizes Scotland, and is, or would be, enthusiastically patriotic.
The doctor comes in with his letters for the post, and apostrophizes Valentine with a harmless clerical joke.
Almanzor, too, confidently diagnoses his own condition ...