Girl in Rose Garden

#Picture Number LR27

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Charming and romantic Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a pretty girl awaiting her suitor in a rose garden. This picture was originally accompanied by a poem, ‘Blush-Roses’, by George Weatherly:

In a garden fragrant

Rioting in bloom,

Where each old-time vagrant

Finds a welcome room,

Where the worn world hushes

With a peaceful sigh,

There a sweet rose blushes

At each passer-by.

In this garden olden

Walks a maiden fair,

Blue eyes, lashes golden,

Ripples in her hair.

Hark! the wicket closes:

Shall she stand or run?

Queen she of the roses,

Blushing but for one!