A Quote by Christina Georgina Rossetti on death, time, and youth

Oh roses for the flush of youth, And laurel for the perfect prime; But pluck an ivy branch for me Grown old before my time. Oh violets for the grave of youth, And bay for those dead in their prime; Give me the withered leaves I chose Before in the old time.

Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

Source: Song, 1849

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