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Old 25-02-2013, 08:23 PM   #149
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The Rose isis a symbol of Dawn, of the resurrection of Light and the renewal of life, and therefore of the dawn of the first day, and more particularly of the resurrection: and the Cross and Rose together are therefore hieroglyphically to be read, the Dawn of Eternal Life. The Pelican feeding her young is an emblem of the large and bountiful beneficence of Nature, of the Redeemer of fallen man, and of that humanity and charity that ought to distinguish a Knight of this Degree...

A rose is a woody perennial of the Genus Rosa, within the Family Rosaceae...There are over 100 species.. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles...The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa, which was perhaps borrowed from O-scan, from Greek ρόδον rhódon (Aeolic βρόδον wródon), itself borrowed from Old Persian wrd- (wurdi), related to Avestan varəδa, Sogdian ward, Parthian Wâr..The rose was sacred to a number of goddesses including Isis, whose rose appears in the late classical allegorical novel The Golden Ass...On St George's Day in Catalonia people offer dark red roses as gifts, Especially Between Lovers...

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