"Rose elle a vécu"

An extract from the most famous line of François de Malherbe's 'Consolation à Monsieur du Périer' (1598), written upon the death of M. du Périer's daughter. The line,  'Et, rose, elle a vécu ce que vivent les roses' translates into English as 'And, a rose, she lived as roses live'. Consoliato contains the full text and English translation.