Posted by Sunitha on November 18, 2001
I wanted to know what Richard Brinsley Sheridan has
meant by the following quote :-
"Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you."
It sounds like an invitation into his garden. But why is it that he said "I would like my roses to see you." when he might also say, "I would like you to see my roses." Is it b'coz such invitation where in the callee/invitee is more honoured, is less prone to denial or he was just very polite? The second sentence was really very beautiful so I just wanted to know the inner meaning of it. I would be very pleased to know its origin or rather the context. Is it from one his plays?
ThanQ in advance,
P.S I've posted this yesterday & today when I came here eagerly, to see if there were any replies, to my surprise the site has got a new look :-) & my posting wasn't there. :-(
But its nice to see it with a new appearance.