John Brett. Portrait of Christina Rossetti. 1857.
The Bijou

The Bijou;

or Annual of Literature and the Arts

compiled by William Fraser

London: William Pickering,


pp. p. 31
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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