Said Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
I thought I would share some lines / poetry about roses with you from a lovely book of Garden Quotations by Maria Robbins; and some from my Oxford Book of Quotations – a very large bible sized book with all sorts in there. there were no quotes in my book of humourous quotations though specifically about Roses.
Oh and by the way, all the photos come from the roses in our garden…
‘The cowslip is a country wench,
The violet is a nun:-
But I will woo the dainty rose,
The queen of every one.’
Red Rose, proud rose, sad rose of all my days!
Come near me while I sing the ancient ways.’
‘Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose’
There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns.
‘My roses are my jewels, the sun
And moon my clocks, fruit and
Water my food and drink’.
Hester Lucy Stanhope
A rose is sweeter in the bud than full blown’.
Red roses unfurl.
In their calices burns the pearl.
And she was fayr as the rose in May
Go, lovely rose!
Tell her, that wastes her time and me,
That now she knows,
When I resemble her to thee,
How sweet and fair she seems to be.