The Bijou

The Bijou;

or Annual of Literature and the Arts

compiled by William Fraser

London: William Pickering,


[Page 31] page image and link
The Rose
By Sir Thomas E. Croft, Bart.
La rose que ta main chérie 1
Hier a sauvé de la mort, 2
Est aujourd'hui pâle et flétrie; — 3
Tel est des fleurs le triste sort. 4
Reconnaissante de ta peine, 5
En mourant cette aimable fleur, 6
Légue a tes joues sa rougeur, 7
Son doux parfum à ton haleine. 8

The rose, alas! Thy guardian hand 9
Sav'd yesterday from dying, 10
Pale, wan, and wither'd from its stem, 11
Is now in ruins lying: 12
But the fond flower, to shew she still 13
Was grateful, e'en in death, 14
Her blushes to thy cheek bequeathed, 15
Her perfume to thy breath. 16
from The Bijou, 1828, p. 31
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