Shakespeare’s Roses as the Best Flower

rose inscribed into a medieval circle“Of all Flowres, methinks a Rose is best” (The Two Noble Kinsmen, act 2, sc. 2)

Tips for Use.  Use as a compliment – the suggestion, by the way, does not proceed from the blog writer, but rather from an 18th manual of romantic behavior found in a library. That is, substitute the name of the lady whom you admire for ‘a Rose’ or say the line first and then follow up with the suggested substitution.
This line (by the way ‘flowres’ is the original and not a mis-spelling) is inscribed in the Rose Garden of Portland, Oregon – a city 2 noble kinsmenknown as the ‘City of Roses’ in the United States.
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 In the play. The Two Noble Kinsmen is the least known of Shakespeare’s plays, having been written in co-operation with John Fletcher. The very improbable plot is based on a tale by Chaucer and it involves two cousins both of whom instantly fall in love with the Athenian princess Emilia on seeing her. From close friends they become bitter rivals. It is Emilia who declares her preference for the rose.

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