John Boyle O'Reilly Quotes

The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.
John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890), U.S.-Irish writer. A White Rose (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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For the love that is purest and sweetest Has a kiss of desire on the lips.
John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890), U.S.-Irish writer. A White Rose (l. 7-8). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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"You gave me the key of your heart, my love; Then why did you make me knock?" Oh that was yesterday, saints above! And last night—I changed the lock!
John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890), Irish poet, author. Constancy.
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