Red Rose

Famous quotes containing the words red rose, red and/or rose:

    Its whether will ye be a rank robber’s wife,
    Or will ye die by my wee pen knife?

    Its I’ll not be a rank robber’s wife,
    But I’ll rather die by your wee pen knife.

    He ‘s killed this may and he ‘s laid her by,
    For to bear the red rose company.
    Unknown. Babylon; or, The Bonnie Banks o’ Fordie (l. 9–14)

    The remnant of Indians thereabout—all but exterminated in their recent and final war with regular white troops, a war waged by the Red Men for their native soil and natural rights—had been coerced into the occupancy of wilds not far beyond the Mississippi.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Up rose old Barbara Frietchie then,
    Bowed with her fourscore years and ten;

    Bravest of all in Frederick town,
    She took up the flag the men hauled down;
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)