Invitation to a Rose.
Queen of fragrance, Lovely Rose, the beauties of thy leaves disclose! The winter's past, the tempests fly, soft gales breathe gently through the sky. Salutes the gay return of Spring; the silver dews, the vernal showers, call forth a bloomy waste of flowers. The joyous fields, the shady woods are clothed with green or swell'd with buds. Then haste thy beauties to disclose, Queen of Fragrance, Lovey Rose!!