|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Rose, Sweetbrier (Eglantine), Rosa Rubiginosa|
|The fresh eglantine exhaled a breath,|
Whose odours were of power to raise from death.
DrydenThe Flower and the Leaf. L. 96.
|Wild-rose, Sweetbriar, Eglantine,|
All these pretty names are mine,
And scent in every leaf is mine,
And a leaf for all is mine,
And the scentOh, thats divine!
Happy-sweet and pungent fine,
Pure as dew, and pickd as wine.
Leigh HuntSongs and Chorus of the Flowers. Sweetbriar.
| Rain-scented eglantine|
Gave temperate sweets to that well-wooing sun.
KeatsEndymion. Bk. I. L. 100.
|Its sides Ill plant with dew-sweet eglantine.|
KeatsEndymion. Bk. IV. L. 700.
| As through the verdant maze|
Of sweetbriar hedges I pursue my walk;
Or taste the smell of dairy.
ThomsonThe Seasons. Spring. L. 105.
|The garden rose may richly bloom|
In cultured soil and genial air,
To cloud the light of Fashions room
Or droop in Beautys midnight hair,
In lonelier grace, to sun and dew
The sweetbrier on the hillside shows
Its single leaf and fainter hue,
Untrained and wildly free, yet still a sister rose!
WhittierThe Bride of Pennacook. Pt. III. The Daughter.