• Hope is like a harebell, trembling from its birth,Love is like a rose, the joy of all the earth,Faith is like a lily, lifted high and white,Love is like a lovely rose, the world's delight.Harebells and sweet lilies show a thornless growth,But the rose with all its thorns excels them both.

    Christina Rossetti (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Christina Rossetti (Illustrated)”, p.303, Delphi Classics