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A rose by any other name

“That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.”

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Roses at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, June 2020

The words of Shakespeare are often misquoted, and we can blame Captain Kirk for popularising this misquote: “A rose but any other name smells just as sweet”.

Over to you now.
If the quote (or misquote) inspire a pictorial or wordy post from you, do feel free to link in or to pop your URL in the comments.


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Copyright Debbie Smyth,  14 April 2021

Posted as part of Wednesday Quotations and Cee’s FOTD

8 replies »

  1. Having watched the National’s modern Romeo & Juliet last week I was up to date with the quote and it reminded me again of the marvellous performances I saw. Lovely images of my favourite flower.

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