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Rose! thou art the sweetest flower,
MOORE-Odes of Anacreon. Ode XLIV.
MOORE/Odes of Anacreon. Ode LV.
Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose.
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 256.
D. M. MOIR—The White Rose.
4 While rose-buds scarcely show'd their hue, But coyly linger'd on the thorn.
MONTGOMERY—The Adventures of a Star.
5 Two roses on one slender spray
In sweet communion grew,
And drank the evening dew.
Each Morn a thousand Roses brings, you say;
(See also VILLON under Snow)
J. G. PERCIVAL-Anacreontic. St. 2.
The sweetest flower that blows,
I give you as we part
For me it is my heart.
There's a bower of roses by Bendemeer's stream, And the nightingale sings round it all the day
long, In the time of my childbood 'twas like a sweet
dream, To sit in the roses and hear the bird's song. MOORE—Lalla Rookh. The Veiled Prophet of
No rosebud is nigh,
Or give sigh for sigh.
Left blooming alone.
There was never a daughter of Eve but once, ere
the tale of her years be done, Shall know the scent of the Eden Rose, but once
beneath the sup; Though the years may bring her joy or pain,
fame, sorrow or sacrifice, The hour that brought her the scent of the Rose,
she lived it in Paradise. SUSAN K. PHILLIPS—The Eden Rose. Quotes!
by KIPLING in Mrs. Hauksbee Sits it Oud. Published anonymously in St. Louis Glule Democrat, July 13, 1878.
And the rose like a nymph to the bath addrest,
SHELLEY—The Sensitive Plant. Pt. I.
17 Should this fair rose offend thy sight,
Placed in thy bosom bare,
And turn Lancastrian there.
versions of traditional origin.
Leaves for the ardent noon to win;
But bend and take my being in.
It was nothing but a rose I gave her,
Nothing but a rose
Any wind that blows.
Crumpled, fold on fold,
Cannot make it old!
The rose saith in the dewy morn,
I am most fair; Yet all my loveliness is born Upon a thorn. CHRISTINA G. ROSSETTI—Consider the Lilies
of the Field.
Brought on by dew and sun and shower,
It opened at the matin hour
CHRISTINA G. ROSSETTI—Symbols.
10 The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from
fears; The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew,
And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears. SCOTT—Lady of the Lake. Canto IV. From off this brier pluck a white rose with me. Henry VI. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 30.
12 Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose, With whose sweet smell the air shall be per
fumed. Henry VI. Pt. II. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 254.
13 There will we make our peds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies. Merry Wives of Windsor. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 19. Song.
(See also MARLOWE)
And is there any moral shut
Within the bosom of the rose? TENNYSON—The Day-Dream. Moral.
The fairest things have fleetest end:
Their scent survives their close,
To him that loved the rose!
I saw the rose-grove blushing in pride,
Mother. Trans. by John BOWRING.
Its sides I'll plant with dew-sweet eglantine.
KEATS—Endymion. Bk. IV. L. 700.
1 Go, lovely Rose!
Tell her that wastes her time and me That now she knows.
When I resemble her to thee,
As through the verdant maze Of sweetbriar hedges I pursue my walk; Or taste the smell of dairy.
THOMSON—The Seasons. Spring. L. 105.
In cultured soil and genial air,
Or droop in Beauty's midnight hair,
The sweetbrier on the hillside shows Its single leaf and fainter hue, Untrained and wildly free, yet still a sister
rose! WHITTIER—The Bride of Pennacook. Pt. III.
The rosebuds lay their crimson lips together.
AMELIA B. WELBY-Hopeless Love. St. 5.
Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds before they be withered.
Wisdom of Solomon. II. 8.
The budding rose above the rose full blown.
WORDSWORTH-The Prelude. Bk. XI.
A brier rose, whose buds Yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee.
L. E. LANDON—The Oak. L. 17.
Tells where the wild rose nods.
Fuller's regiment. The Vicar of Bray was said to be REV. SYMON SYMONDS; also Dr. FRANCIS CASWELL. A Vicar of Bray, in Berkshire, Eng., was alternately Catholic and Protestant under Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary, and Elizabeth. See FULLERWorthies of Berkshire. SIMON ALEYN (ALLEN) named in BROM's Letters from the Bodleian. Vol. II. Pt. I. P. 100.
Ce n'est que lorsqu'il expira
country wide, There was no cause for weeping, save when
the good man died. BERANGER-Le Roi Yvetot. Rendering of THACKERAY-King of Brentford.
(See also PEACOCK under EPITAPH) Der König herrscht aber regiert nicht.
The king reigns but does not govern. BISMARCK-In a debate in the Reichstag. Jan.
24, 1882. He denied the application of this maxim to Germany.
(See also HÉNAULT, THIERS) The Prussian Sovereigns are in possession of a crown pot by the grace of the people, but by God's grace. BISMARCK-Speech in the Prussian Parliament.
(1847) St. George he was for England; St. Dennis was
for France. Sing, “Honi soit qui mal y pense.” Black-letter Ballad. London. (1512)
God bless the King—I mean the faith's de
fender; God bless (no harm in blessing) the pretender; But who the pretender is, or who is KingGod bless us all—that's quite another thing.
JOHN BYROM-Miscellaneous Pieces.
Every noble crown is, and on Earth will forever be, a crown of thorns. CARLYLE— Past and Present. Bk. III. Ch.
That man is deceived who thinks it slavery to live under an excellent prince. Never does liberty appear in a more gracious form than under a pious king. CLAUDIANUS—De Laudibus Stilichonis. III.
113. 15 'Tis a very fine thing to be father-in-law To a very magnificent three-tailed bashaw. GEORGE COLMAN (The Younger)—Blue Beard.
Act III. Sc. 4.
7 Many a crown Covers bald foreheads. E. B. BROWNING—Aurora Leigh. Bk. I. L.
La clémence est la plus belle marque
Clemency is the surest proof of a true monarch.
I loved no King since Forty One
When Prelacy went down,
And preached against the Crown.
I am monarch of all I survey,
My right there is none to dispute,
I am lord of the fowl and the bruté.
Now let us sing, long live the king.
COWPER-History of John Gilpin.
And kind as kings upon their coronation day. DRYDEN–Fables. The Hind and the Panther.
Pt. I. L. 271.
Whatever I can say or do,
I'm sure not much avails;
Whichever side prevails.
Vicar of Bray. In Posthumous Works.
Have took the covenant,
And with the saints, a saint.
Vicar of Bray.
When royalty no harm meant,
And so I got preferment.
1710. Also said to have been written by
A man's a man,
GEORGE ELIOT-Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I. Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?
Exodus. II. 14.
God gives not kings the stile of Gods in vaine,
For on his throne his sceptre do they sway;
And as their subjects ought them to obey, So kings should feare and serve their God againe. KING JAMES—Sonnet Addressed to his son,
Si la bonne foi était bannie du reste du monde, il faudrait qu'on la trouvât dans la bouche des rois.
Though good faith should be banished from the rest of the world, it should be found in the mouths of kings. JEAN II. See Biographie Universelle.
Qui nescit dissimulare, nescit regnare,
He who knows how to dissimulate knows how to reign. VICENTIUS LUPANUS—De Magistrat. Franc.
Lib. I. See LIPSIUS-Politica sire Cirilis Doctrina. Lib. IV. Cap. 14. CONRAD LYCOSTHENES—Apopothegmata. De Simulatione & Dissimulatione. BURTON--Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. I. Sect. II. Nem. III. Subsec. 15. PALINGENIUS— Zodiacus Vitæ. Lib. IV. 684. Also given as a saying of EMPEROR FREDERICK I., (Barbarossa), Louis XI, and PHILIP II, of Spain. TACITUS -Annales. IV. 71.
The trappings of a monarchy would set up an ordinary commonwealth.
SAMUEL JOHNSON--Life of Milton.
Princes that would their people should do well
A crown Golden in show, is but a wreath of thorns, Brings dangers, troubles, cares, and sleepless
nights To him who wears the regal diadem.
Milton-Paradise Regained. Bk. II. L. 458.