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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
In the language of flowers, different roses have a different signification. For example:—   1
   The Burgundy Rose signifies simplicity and beauty.   2
   The China Rose, grace or beauty ever fresh.   3
   The Daily Rose, a smile.   4
   The Dog Rose, pleasure mixed with pain.   5
   A Faded Rose, beauty is fleeting.   6
   The Japan Rose, beauty your sole attraction.   7
   The Moss Rose, voluptuous love.   8
   The Musk Rose, capricious beauty.   9
   The Provence Rose, my heart is in flames.   10
   The White Rose Bud, too young to love.   11
   The White Rose full of buds, secrecy.   12
   A wreath of Roses, beauty and virtue rewarded.   13
   The Yellow Rose, infidelity.   14


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