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25 Roses Quotes

She wore a wreath of roses, The night that first we met.

Thomas Haynes Bayly Quotes , Source: She Wore a Wreath of Roses

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Go pretty rose, go to my fair, Go tell her all I fain would dare, Tell her of hope; tell her of spring, Tell her of all I fain would sing, Oh! were I like thee, so fair a thing.

Michael Beverly Quotes , Source: Go Pretty Rose

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All June I bound the rose in sheaves, Now, rose by rose, I strip the leaves.

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: One Way of Love

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You smell a rose through a fence: If two should smell it, what matter?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Lord Walter's Wife

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The rose that all are praising Is not the rose for me.

Thomas Haynes Bayly Quotes , Source: The Rose That all are Praising

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I'll pu' the budding rose, when Phoebus peeps in view, For its like a baumy kiss o'er her sweet bonnie mou'!

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: The Posie

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I am not the rose, but I have lived near the rose. [Fr., Je ne suis pas la rose, mais j'ai vecu pres d'elle.]

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Romaunt of the Rose

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Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds before they wither.

Bible Quotes , Source: Wisdom of Solomon (ch. II, v. 8)

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He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.

Bidpai (Pilpay) Quotes , Source: The Ignorant Physician (fable viii)

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There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns.

Bidpai (Pilpay) Quotes , Source: The Two Travellers (chap. ii, fable vi)

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Thus to the Rose, the Thistle: Why art thou not of thistle-breed? Of use thou'dst, then, be truly, For asses might upon thee feed.

Friedrich M. von Bodenstedt Quotes , Source: The Rose and Thistle, (translated from the German by Frederick Ricord)

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The full-blown rose, mid dewy sweets Most perfect dies.

Maria Brooks Quotes , Source: Written on Seeing Pharamond

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This guelder rose, at far too slight a beck Of the wind, will toss about her flower-apples.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. II)

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'Twas a yellow rose, By that south window of the little house, My cousin Romney gathered with his hand On all my birthdays, for me. save the last; And then I shook the tree too rough, too rough, For roses to stay after.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. VI)

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O rose, who dares to name thee? No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet, But pale, and hard, and dry, as stubblewheat,-- Kept seven years in a drawer, thy titles shame thee.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: A Dead Rose

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Red as a rose of Harpocrate.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Isabel's Child

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And thus, what can we do, Poor rose and poet too, Who both antedate our mission In an unprepared season?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: A Lay of the Early Rose

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"For if I wait," said she, "Till time for roses be,-- For the moss-rose and the musk-rose, Maiden-blush and royal-dusk rose,-- "What glory then for me In such a company?-- Roses plenty, roses plenty And one nightingale for twenty?"

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: A Lay of the Early Rose

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A white rosebud for a guerdon.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Romance of the Swan's Nest

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Loveliest of lovely things are they On earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour Is prized beyond the sculptured flower.

William Cullen Bryant Quotes , Source: A Scene on the Banks of the Hudson

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Yon rose-buds in the morning-dew, How pure amang the leaves sae green!

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: To Chloris

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When love came first to earth, the Spring Spread rose-beds to receive him.

Thomas Campbell Quotes , Source: Song--When Love Came First to Earth

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Rose were sette of swete savour, With many roses that thei bere.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Romaunt of the Rose

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Till the rose's lips grow pale With her sighs.

Rose Terry Cooke Quotes , Source: Reve Du Midi

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I wish I might a rose-bud grow And thou wouldst cull me from the bower. To place me on that breast of snow Where I should bloom a wintry flower.

Rose Terry Cooke Quotes , Source: Reve Du Midi

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