The Bijou

The Bijou;

or Annual of Literature and the Arts

compiled by William Fraser

London: William Pickering,


From the Italian
By Unknown
MY LILLA gave me yester morn 1
A rose methinks in Eden born, 2
And as she gave it, little elf, 3
Blushed like another rose herself 4
Then said I, full of tenderness, 5
"Since this sweet rose I owe to you, 6
"Dear girl, why may I not possess 7
"The lovelier rose that gave it too?" 8
from The Bijou, 1828
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