1] harsh rose: the sea-wormwood, Artemisia maritima, was known as "sea rose" in 1597 according to the Oxford English Dictionary (see under "rose"); also possibly the South Sea rose, of Jamaica, Nerium Oleander (see under "South Sea").
2] stint: restraint.
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Original text: Collected Poems of H.D. (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925): 3. York University Library Special Collections 4928.
First publication date: 1916
Publication date note: Sea Garden (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1916)
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/21
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