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" GOD ALMIGHTY first planted a garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which buildings and palaces are but gross... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 181
1896
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...civilization ; " a man shall ever see," he remarks, " that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely: as if gardening were the greater perfection *." It is, therefore, highly to the credit of Addition, that at a time when the style of gardening...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...civilization ; " a man shall ever see," he remarks, " that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely: as if gardening were the greater perfection *." It is, therefore, highly to the credit of Addison, that at a time when the style of gardening was...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

English literature - 1805
...has been cultivated with the greatest success-: ' For when ages advance in civility and politeness, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely :' as if gardening was the greater perfection. In laying out grounds they so excel, that lord Macartney gives them the...
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The Works of William Mason, M.A. Precentor of York, and Rector of Aston ...

William Mason - Gardens - 1811
...palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely : as if gardening were the greater perfection. VERULAM. PREFACE. As the Four Books, which compose the following Poem, were published originally at...
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The Works of William Mason, Volume 1

William Mason - 1811
...palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely : as if gardening were the greater perfection. VKRDLAM. PREFACE. As the Four Books, which compose the following Poem, were published originally at...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...are but gross handy works : and a man shall ever see, that, when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely; as if gardening were the greater perfection. I do hold it, in the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens for all the months in the...
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Aristotle's Treatise on Poetry, Translated: With Notes on the Translation ...

Aristotle - Aesthetics - 1815 - 415 pages
...of gardening to architecture : " A man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely; as if gardening were the greater perfection." The truth, however, of the fact here asserted by Aristotle appears, not only from the earlier dramatic...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...are but gross handyworks ; and a man shall ever see, that, when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely ; as if gardening were the greater perfection. I do hold it, in the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens for all the months in the...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...palaces are but gross handy-works, and a man shall ever see that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection." At FROGMORE HER MAJESTY has held several fetes, to which the public, were admitted. The first was May...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 290 pages
...palaces are but gross handyworks. And a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely : as if gardening were the greater perfection. I do hold it in the royal ordering of Gardens, there ought to be Gardens for all the months in the...
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