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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 Image of Manhood in Early Modern Literature: Viewing the Male

Andrew P. Williams - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 196 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. — Francis Bacon, "Of Gardening"' Alone among Donne's students, Andrew...
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Across the Open Field: Essays Drawn from English Landscapes

Laurie Olin - Architecture - 2000 - 352 pages
...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." Whether this is generally true or not, it seems that for some people,...
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Greater Perfections: The Practice of Garden Theory

John Dixon Hunt - Architecture - 2000 - 273 pages
...Francis Bacon noted, garden-making followed upon building: "When Ages grow to Civility and Elegancie, Men come to Build Stately, sooner than to Garden Finely: As if Gardening were the Greater Perfection."81 This tardiness of "fine" gardening in the cultural process has many...
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Structure: In Science and Art

Wendy Pullan, Harshad Bhadeshia - Science - 2000 - 203 pages
...habitat-making in its advanced mode with the creation of gardens: 'when Ages grow to Civility and Elegancie, Men come to Build Stately, sooner than to Garden finely, as if Gardening were the Greater perfection' (Essays, 1625). Bacon's distinction between the two modes, his acknowledgement...
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The Greater Perfection: The Story of the Gardens at Les Quatre Vents

Francis H. Cabot - Architecture - 2001 - 327 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. Francis Bacon Of Gardens i625 Ilfaut cultiver not re jardin. Voltaire...
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Theory of Garden Art

C. C. L. Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld Hirschfeld - Architecture - 2001 - 504 pages
...tous ceux qui, comme ce Heros, favorient apprecier son merite." Ages grow to Civility and Elegancie, Men come to Build Stately, sooner than to Garden Finely: As if Gardening were the Greater Perfection." Quoted in John Dixon Hunt and Peter Willis, eds., The Genius of the Place,...
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Lifewriting: Drawing from Personal Experience to Create Features You Can Publish

Fred D. White - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 223 pages
...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. I do hold it, in the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens...
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John Evelyn: Living for Ingenuity

Gillian Darley - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 382 pages
...also had considerable plans for the garden: Bacon had suggested that gardening surpassed architecture ('men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection'). 35 Before Mary's mother left for Paris and the new household at Sayes...
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Gardening Companion

Gertrude Jekyll - Gardening - 2006 - 272 pages
...growth 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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