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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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An Encyclopaedia of Gardening, comprehending the theory and practice of ...

John Claudius Loudon - 1822 - 1469 pages
...architecture, which gave rise to the remark of the former, " 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 description of the vale of Tempe', however, in the third book of...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...are but gross handiworks. And a man shall i- v IT MM', that when ages grow to civility and elegancv, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection. VERULAM. BOOK I. To thee, divine Simplicity! to thee, Best arbitress of...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 8

Alexander Pope - 1824
...of this art," Lord Bacon says, " 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." Warton. The taste in gardening, like all other arts, must be progressive....
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 8

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824
...of this art," Lord Bacon says, " 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." Warton. The taste in gardening, like all other arts, must be progressive....
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...are but gross handyworks : and a man shall ever see, that, when ages rrow 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, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - English prose literature - 1825
...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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Gaieties and Gravities: A Series of Essays, Comic Tales, and ..., Volume 1

Horace Smith - English essays - 1825 - 699 pages
...of Bacon, let us not omit to record his assertion, 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 :" a remark no less honourable to the noble science of horticulture, than...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...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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Literary and Miscellaneous Memoirs, Volume 1

Joseph Cradock - France - 1826
...have always been much pleased with Bacon's remark, 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. A fine taste in gardening has not till lately been much estimated. Ben...
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The Practical Gardener, and Modern Horticulturist: Containing the ..., Volume 1

Charles McIntosh - Gardening - 1828 - 1264 pages
...architecture, which gave rise to his lordship's remark, " 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 garden of Tarqumius Superbus, five hundred and four years before...
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