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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 works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 6

Alexander Pope - 1847
...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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Castles in the air, Volume 3

Catherine Grace F. Gore, Mrs. Gore (Catherine Grace Frances) - 1847
...palaces are but gross handiworks : and 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." Hints were sometimes thrown out by the Howard Smiths, touching the folly...
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The Churchman's companion

1880
...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." Many of our common flowers and even fruit-trees were first introduced...
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Some advice to the people; be not conceited [&c.] a poem

Calamus Kurrens (pseud.) - 1847
...buildings are but gross handyworks. A man " shall ever see that when ages grow to civility arid elegancy, men come to " build stately, sooner than to garden finely ; as if gardening were the " greater perfection."—LORD BACON. " Mira qusedam in colendis floribus suavitas, et delectatio."—CICERO....
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 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." Bacon has followed up this sentiment in his two Essays on Buildings,...
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The Journal of the Indian archipelago and eastern Asia (ed. by J.R ..., Volume 3

James Richardson Logan - 1849
...are bat grw» 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." So wrote Francis Lord Bacon near 300 years ago, and this pleasure still...
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An Historical Inquiry Into the True Principles of Beauty in Art: More ...

James Fergusson - Aesthetics - 1849 - 537 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." Which is perhaps true, as far as it goes; but gardens want that durability...
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Cicero's three books of offices ... also his Cato major ... Lęlius ...

Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1850
...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." — Lord Bacon, Essay 46. such great trunks and branches from so small...
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Works

Francis Bacon - 1850
...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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Knight's Cyclopędia of London, 1851

Charles Knight - Electronic book - 1851 - 860 pages
...dreamed of by any one else in his time in the passage, " When ages do grow to civility and elegance, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection." AValler, at his residence at Beaconsficld, is said to have presented...
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