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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 Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature, addresses, and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater, Jean Ferguson Carr - Literary Criticism - 1971 - 333 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." Bacon has followed up this sentiment in his two Essays on Buildings,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 16

English literature - 1816
...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.' Long after this great man wrote, an English garden was an inclosure,...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 13; Volume 86

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1902
...URBAXUS SYLVAX. THE TRUE ORDERING OF GARDENS. ' WHEN ages grow to civility and elegancy,' said Bacon, ' men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely ; as if gardening were the greater perfection.' And then he unwittingly impales himself on the point of his own epigram...
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The Poetics of Gardens

Charles W. Moore, William J. Mitchell, William Turnbull - Architecture - 1993 - 257 pages
...are but Grosse Handy-works: And a Man shall ever see, that when Ages grow to Civility and Elegancie, Men come to Build Stately, sooner than to Garden Finely: As if Gardening were the Greater Perfection. His first principle of garden design is that "there ought to be Gardens,...
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Botanical Gazette, Volume 24

John Merle Coulter, M.S. Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Joseph Charles Arthur - Botany - 1897
...are but gross handiworks ; and a man shall ever see, that where ages grow to civility and elegancy men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely ; as if gardening were the greater perfection." The plants, cuttings, and seeds, both economical and ornamental, from...
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Botanical Gazette, Volume 24

John Merle Coulter, M.S. Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Joseph Charles Arthur - Botany - 1897
...are but gross handiworks ; and a man shall ever see, that where ages grow to civility and elegancy men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely ; as if gardening were the greater perfection." The plants, cuttings, and seeds, both economical and ornamental, from...
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Italian Gardens of the Renaissance

John C. Shepherd, G. A. Jellicoe - Gardening - 1925 - 208 pages
...are but gross handiworks ; and a man shall ever see that ichen ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely , as if gardening were the greater per/eclion." — BACON — Essav on Gardens. 22 ARCHITECTURE OF THE GARDEN CHRONOLOGICAL...
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Religion, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain: Essays in Honour of ...

Anthony Fletcher, Peter Roberts - History - 2006 - 396 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.1 With unsurpassed eloquence Sir Francis Bacon captures the significance...
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Accents as Well as Broad Effects: Writings on Architecture, Landscape, and ...

Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer - Architecture - 1996 - 367 pages
...the writings of Francis Bacon: "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." 1 She dedicated the book "To my friends in Brooklyn who taught me to...
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To Live in the New World: A.J. Downing and American Landscape Gardening

Judith K. Major - Gardening - 1997 - 242 pages
...allusion to the often quoted observation by Francis Bacon—"When ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely; as if gardening were the greater perfection"—then Downing's charge as apostle of refinement in landscape gardening...
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