Mirror of Literature,  11 (1828), 48.

Origin of the Colour and Fragrance of the Rose. By Dr. Booker



Anecdote, Drollery


Botany, Sex, Gender, Christianity

    The anecdote recounts Booker's humorous poetical explanation of the origin of scented and coloured roses, which relates them to the primeval flower's reaction to the kiss of Eve.

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