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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 Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 11

1838
...the most mighty slates. It is Lord Baron who says that ' when ages do grow to civility and elegancy men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection." According to Sir John Malcolm, the Persians had gardens from the period...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...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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Plantae utiliores: or illustrations of useful plants, employed in ..., Part 8

M. A. Burnett - 1850
...palaces are but gross handiwork; 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.' Yes, gardens are clearly significant of elegancy. He cannot be a bad...
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An essay on farms of industry, and an essay on cottage allotments, or field ...

John Nowell - 1844
...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." Such was the opinion of Lord VERDLAM ; and it is the more worthy of observation...
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The Dial, Volume 4

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, George Ripley - Transcendentalism - 1844
...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 Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries ..., Volume 11

Fruit-culture - 1845
...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.' There can be, indeed, no question whatever that Horticulture, as a scientific...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 76-78

Languages, Modern - 1886
...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." Wie tritt hier sogleich die kulturhistorische und künstlerische Erfassung...
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The Cultivator, Volume 3

Agriculture - 1846
...than refined horticultural pursuits. " When nations grow to civility and elegance," said Lord Bacon, " men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection," — a perfection on the prevalence of which, even our republican edifice...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...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 oidering of gardens there ought to be gardens...
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The Cultivator, a Monthly Journal Devoted to Agriculture, horitcluture ...

The Cultivator - 1846
...than refined horticultural pursuits. " When nations grow to civility and elegance," said Lord Bacon, " men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection,"—a perfection on the prevalence of which, even our republican edifice...
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