Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cupid and Roses

"Philostratus dedicated the rose to Cupid, whom it doth represent in every part.  It is fresh, young and delicate as Cupid, it is crowned with golden yellow hairs, it beareth thorns as darts and leaves as wings, the crimson beauty of the flowers as his glory and dignity, neither the rose nor cupid keepeth any time, and besides this he calleth the rose the light of the earth, the fair bushy top of the spring, the fire of love, the lightning of the land.
John Parkinson

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