Speech given to the florists of La Rambla in Barcelona.

Doña Rosita premiered at the Teatro Principal on Las Ramblas. Xirgu, the leading actress of the play, received a bouquet of flowers every day after the first performance, without a card or name. It was a gift from the florists of Las Ramblas. The actress and the author, on account of that friendly and courteous gesture, dedicated an extraordinary performance to those women of “…frank laughter and wet hands, where the tiny ruby caused by the thorn trembles from time to time” and Lorca paid tribute to them with a few words.