Hope is like a harebell trembling from its birth,
Love is like a rose the joy of all the earth;
Faith is like a lily lifted high and white,
Love is like a lovely rose the world’s delight;
Harebells and sweet lilies show a thornless growth,
But the rose with all its thorns excels them both.
- Hope by Christina Rossetti
Oh Passing Angel, Speed me with a Song (illustration to Christina Rossetti’s ‘After this the Judgment’), Florence Harrison
Sir Edward Burne-Jones “Palace Green Murals of Cupid and Psyche - Cupid Flying away from Psyche” 1872-81 by Plum leaves Via Flickr: Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones,(1833–1898) British Pre-Raphaelite artist and designer.
Oil on canvas
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK
From the series of twelve panels, based on ‘The Story of Cupid and Psyche’ from William Morris’s epic poem, 'The Earthly Paradise’, commissioned by the 9th Earl of Carlisle for his newly-built home in No 1 Palace Green, Kensington.