Pretty Rose Tree

Famous quotes containing the words pretty, rose and/or tree:

    The duce of any other rule have I to govern myself by in this affair—and if I had one ... I would twist it and tear it to pieces, and throw it into the fire when I had done—Am I warm? I am, and the cause demands it—a pretty story! is a man to follow rules—or rules to follow him?
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    I shall smile when wreaths of snow
    Blossom where the rose should grow;
    I shall sing when night’s decay
    Ushers in a drearier day.
    Emily Brontë (1818–1848)

    But when the bowels of the earth were sought,
    And men her golden entrails did espy,
    This mischief then into the world was brought,
    This framed the mint which coined our misery.
    ...
    And thus began th’exordium of our woes,
    The fatal dumb-show of our misery;
    Here sprang the tree on which our mischief grows,
    The dreary subject of world’s tragedy.
    Michael Drayton (1563–1631)