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Sir John Mandeville says—A Jewish maid of Bethlehem (whom Southey names Zillah) was beloved by one Hamʹuel, a brutish sot. Zillah rejected his suit, and Hamuel vowed vengeance. He gave out that Zillah was a demoniac, and she was condemned to be burnt; but God averted the flames, the stake budded, and the maid stood unharmed under a rose-tree full of white and red roses, then “first seen on earth since Paradise was lost.”

Rose. An emblem of England. It is also the cognisance of the Richmonds, hence the rose in the mouth of one of the foxes which support the shield in the public-house called the Holland Arms, Kensington. The daughter of the Duke of Richmond (Lady Caroline Lennox) ran away with Mr. Henry Fox, afterwards Baron Holland of Foxley. So the Fox stole the Rose and ran off with it.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Rosabelle
Rosalia or St. Rosalie
Rosalind
Rosalinde
Rosaline
Rosamond (Fair)
Rosana
Rosary [the rose article]
Rosciad
Roscius
Rose
Rose
Rose
Rose (in Christian art)
Rose for Rose-noble
Rose Sunday
Rose of Jericho
Rose of Raby (The)
Roses
Rosemary
Rosemary Lane (London)

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Under the Rose [sub rosa]