'It is this,' resumed he: 'that Annabella Wilmot, in comparison with you, is like a flaunting peony compared with a sweet, wild rosebud
gemmed with dew - and I love you to distraction!
Willingly had the moss rosebud
loaned to her cheeks of its pink--and as for the violet!--her eyes will do very well as they are, thank you.
"And yet you flush up as red as a rosebud
! Come--it's all right.
Her mouth was not of the rosebud
type she saw in the magazines.
The fragrance of her rich and delightful character still lingered about the place where she had lived, as a dried rosebud
scents the drawer where it has withered and perished.
, if a Cowslip opens three leaves in one day and four the next, how many rosy leaves will there be when the whole flower has bloomed?"
The pet pupil of the Nuns' House is Miss Rosa Bud, of course called Rosebud
; wonderfully pretty, wonderfully childish, wonderfully whimsical.
He tried to think what it was like; at first he thought of pea soup; but, driving away that idea angrily, he thought of the petals of a yellow rosebud
when you tore it to pieces before it had burst.
Covering my face with both hands, I emitted a deep and deathlike groan, as if my tormented soul were rending me asunder--I, the most exquisitely fastidious of men, and whose wife was to have been the most delicate and refined of women, with all the fresh dew-drops glittering on her virgin rosebud
of a heart!
Her gown was of a soft white silky stuff that clung to her round young figure like a fish's skin, and it was rippled over with the gracefulest little fringy films of lace; she had deep, tender eyes, with long, curved lashes; and she had peachy cheeks, and a dimpled chin, and such a dear little rosebud
of a mouth; and she was so dovelike, so pure, and so gracious, so sweet and so bewitching.
But Phil had insisted on taking it home with her in the Christmas holidays and embroidering tiny rosebuds
all over the chiffon.
A more forlorn set they had never encountered: they had not a morsel of meat or fish; nor anything to subsist on, excepting roots, wild rosebuds
, the barks of certain plants, and other vegetable production; neither had they any weapon for hunting or defence, excepting an old spear: yet the poor fellows made no murmur nor complaint; but seemed accustomed to their hard fare.