"Roses are red..." (1879, 1880)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jun 26 18:07:15 UTC 2003

On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    Has Fred Shapiro found the origin of this?  I haven't yet checked the
> AMERICAN PERIODICAL SERIES ONLINE or the MOA databases, but I spotted
> two of them just now.

The rose is red, the violet's blue,
The honey's sweet, and so are you.
        Gammer Gurton's Garland (1784)

Fred Shapiro

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