In early June, when the sand hills were a great glory of pink wild roses
, and the Glen was smothered in apple blossoms, Marilla arrived at the little house, accompanied by a black horsehair trunk, patterned with brass nails, which had reposed undisturbed in the Green Gables garret for half a century.
His girls never looked so pretty at the dances as they did standing by the ironing-board, or over the tubs, washing the fine pieces, their white arms and throats bare, their cheeks bright as the brightest wild roses
, their gold hair moist with the steam or the heat and curling in little damp spirals about their ears.
Her boots cheeped all the way down the church aisle; it was common report that she had flesh every day for her dinner; instead of meeting her lover at the pump she walked him into the country, and he returned with wild roses
in his buttonhole, his hand up to hide them, and on his face the troubled look of those who know that if they take this lady they must give up drinking from the saucer for evermore.
Soon after sunrise in the morning she stole out from the tent, and rambling into some fields at a short distance, plucked a few wild roses
and such humble flowers, purposing to make them into little nosegays and offer them to the ladies in the carriages when the company arrived.
I was a mile from Thornfield, in a lane noted for wild roses
in summer, for nuts and blackberries in autumn, and even now possessing a few coral treasures in hips and haws, but whose best winter delight lay in its utter solitude and leafless repose.
Under the shade of a wild rose
sat the Queen and her little Maids of Honor, beside the silvery mushroom where the feast was spread.
'Tis said that when The hands of men Tamed this primeval wood, And hoary trees with groans of woe, Like warriors by an unknown foe, Were in their strength subdued, The virgin Earth Gave instant birth To springs that ne'er did flow That in the sun Did rivulets run, And all around rare flowers did blow The wild rose
pale Perfumed the gale And the queenly lily adown the dale(Whom the sun and the dew And the winds did woo), With the gourd and the grape luxuriant grew.
"It's just STAYING, that's what," she said as she stepped along the deep-rutted, grassy lane bordered with wild rose
The country around the lake was well cultivated, for the Mormons are mostly farmers; while ranches and pens for domesticated animals, fields of wheat, corn, and other cereals, luxuriant prairies, hedges of wild rose
, clumps of acacias and milk-wort, would have been seen six months later.
Its plastered front was innocent of any form of creeper, but in the few feet of garden in front a great, overgrown wild rose
bush, starred with deep red blossoms, perfumed the air.
We see this even in so trifling a circumstance as that the same poison often similarly affects plants and animals; or that the poison secreted by the gall-fly produces monstrous growths on the wild rose
What meant the giving of the crucifix, of the garlic, of the wild rose
, of the mountain ash?