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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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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." Waller, at his residence at Beaconsfield, is said to have presented more...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...on this subject. " Further, a man " shall see that when ages advance in civility and po" liteness, men come to build stately sooner than to " garden finely, as if gardening was the greater per" fection." Yet Bacon himself may be considered to afford an instance of the inferior taste which...
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HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES

LORD MAHON - 1853
...on this subject. " Further, a man " shall see that when ages advance in civility and po" liteness, men come to build stately sooner than to " garden finely, as if gardening was the greater per" fection." Yet Bacon himself may be considered to afford an instance of the inferior taste which...
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The Book of the Garden, Volume 1

Charles McIntosh - Gardening - 1853 - 776 pages
...progress there made in architecture. The former says, " 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 vale of Tempe, the Academus at Athens, and other public gardens of...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1853
...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. I do hold it, in the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens...
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History of England: From the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of ..., Volume 6

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - Great Britain - 1854
...pleasure grounds. There is a striking remark of LordBacon on this subject. "Further, a man shall "see that when ages advance in civility and politeness , men...finely, as if " gardening was the greater perfection." Yet Bacon himself may be considered to afford an instance of the inferior taste which he commemorates...
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The Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Country life - 1854 - 428 pages
...are but gross handiwork ; and as men 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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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...palaces are but gross handyworks: and a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, ngs, as to patrons, to be commended : for that books such were the greater perfection. I do hold it, in the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens...
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The Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Country life - 1855 - 428 pages
...are but gross handiwork ; and as men 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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Bombay Quarterly Review, Volume 1, Issue 1

India - 1855
...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." What breadth of mind is here! — what healthy freshness and simplicity...
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