◦ According to some scholars, the phrase “a bed of roses” is first found in Christopher Marlowe’s poem The Passionate Shepherd To His Love. This was published posthumously in 1599 – Marlowe died in 1593. The story is that Marlowe died as a result of being stabbed in a a tavern fight. As such, Marlowe’s life was not a “bed of roses.”
◦ One wonders whether there is a metaphor for a bed of roses after a Spring snow fall. Marlowe would be proud of Gavin and Wyatt since they are “passionate shepherds” spending time in a snowy Spring season “bed of roses.” They promise to avoid pub brawls.