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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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Wise sayings of the great and good

Wise sayings - Quotations, English - 1864 - 339 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. Essay on Gardens. — LORD BACON. GARMENTS. Man's best Give me my scallop...
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The English Cyclopaedia

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1867
...the most mighty states. It is Lord Bacon 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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Report Upon a Projected Improvement of the Estate of the College of ...

Olmsted and Vaux (Firm), Frederick Law Olmsted - College facilities - 1866 - 26 pages
...palaces are but gross handiworks': and a man shall ever see that when ages grow to civility and elegance, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely — as if gardening were the greater perfection." In the formation of country residences of the smallest pretensions far...
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Orations, Lectures and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American literature - 1866 - 290 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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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 426 pages
...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 ['2] perfection. I do hold it, in the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be...
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Arts and Sciences: Or, Fourth Division of "The English Encyclopedia", Volume 5

Charles Knight - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1867
...the most mighty states. It is Lord Bacon 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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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1868 - 641 pages
...are but gross handy works : and a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility1 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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Three Books of Offices, Or Moral Duties: And His Cato Major, an Essay on Old ...

Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1868 - 343 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 wer» the greater perfection." — Lord Bacon, Essay 46. such great trunks and branches from so small...
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Report: Containing the Proceedings of the Annual Session ..., Volume 38

Iowa State Horticultural Society - Fruit-culture - 1904
...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. " A writer in the Spectator aptly remarks: ' ' I look upon the pleasures...
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The Parks, Promenades, & Gardens of Paris: Described and Considered in ...

William Robinson - Electronic book - 1869 - 644 pages
...are but grosse handy works : and a man shall ever see that when ages grow to civility and elegancie, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely : as if gardening were the greater perfection.'" As yet we are far from perfection as builders, and the garden holds...
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