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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 Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature - Page 141
1805
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 184

1896
...in all wholesome Art, and gardening at its best is a fine art. For ever true is what Bacon says : ' Men come to build stately sooner than to ' garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection.' To borrow illustrations from other arts, the champions of the formal...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...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...
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