Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE ROSE, by ROBERT HERRICK

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First Line: Before mans fall, the rose was born
Last Line: But ne're the rose without the thorn.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses

Before Mans fall, the Rose was born
(S. Ambrose sayes) without the Thorn:
But, for Mans fault, then was the Thorn,
Without the fragrant Rose-bud, born;
But ne're the Rose without the Thorn.

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