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He is weeping for a red rose," said the Nightingale.
But the Nightingale understood the secret of the Student's sorrow, and she sat silent in the oak-tree, and thought about the mystery of Love.
So the Nightingale flew over to the Rose-tree that was growing round the old sun-dial.
One red rose is all I want," cried the Nightingale, "only one red rose
Tell it to me," said the Nightingale, "I am not afraid.
Jones had not a sufficient degree of vanity to entertain any such flattering imagination; nor did Mrs Miller herself give much assent to what Mr Nightingale had said, till Miss Nancy having lifted up the domino, a card dropt from the sleeve, in which was written as follows:--
Mr Jones having now determined to go to the masquerade that evening, Mr Nightingale offered to conduct him thither.
Mr Nightingale, who grew every minute fonder of Jones, was very desirous of his company that day to dinner at the tavern, where he offered to introduce him to some of his acquaintance; but Jones begged to be excused, "as his cloaths," he said, "were not yet come to town.
In both these points he now received full satisfaction; on which he was proceeding to comment, when he was interrupted by a message from Mr Nightingale, who desired his master's company in his apartment.
there were many, many nightingales, and how then should he find out which was his Jorinda?
You would have nothing to do with a noble Prince; you did not understand the rose or the nightingale, but you could kiss the Swineherd for the sake of a toy.
Thou could'st not prize the rose and the nightingale, but thou wast ready to kiss the swineherd for the sake of a trumpery plaything.