Phrase: the common rose


Could you help me with the following passage?

  1. Does ‘the common rose’ mean ‘the public highland’?

  2. Does ‘to the left’ suggest the following description refers to ‘to the right’?

  3. Does ‘the first long high hill of the full moor’ mean ‘the real moor starts at the long high hill’?

Thank you!



‘Common’ is an area of mainly grass used for public use and so ‘The common rose’ = the common went up, meaning this piece of land inclined upwards. ‘Rose’ = past tense of ‘rise’.

I would agree with your comments 2 and 3.