Rosemary and Rue.
Recollections of a Forest of Dean Childhood
"FOR YOU THERE'S ROSEMARY AND RUE:
THESE KEEP SEEMING AND SAVOUR ALL THE WINTER LONG:
GRACE AND REMEMBRANCE BE TO YOU BOTH."
The Winter's Tale. William Shakespeare
In remembrance of Alice Louisa, my Mother,
whose love and wise guidance brought us
safely through that childhood.
"Generations pass while some trees stand, and old families last not three oaks."
Sir Thomas Browne. 1605 - 1682