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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 Horticultural Register - Page 50
1834
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680
...Man ftiall ever fee, that when Ages grow to Civility and Elegancy, Men come to Build Stately, fooner 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 for all the Months in the Tear, in which, feverally,...
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Lord Bacon's Essays, Or, Counsels, Moral and Civil

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1720 - 448 pages
...Man fliall fee, that when Ages advance in Civility and Politenefs, Men come to BUILD STATELY, fooner than to GARDEN FINELY; as if GARDENING were the greater Perfection, I lay it down for a' Rule, That in the Royal Ordering of GARDENS, there ought Of GAR DE N S. . ought...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 184

1896
...in all wholesome Art, and gardening at its best is a fine art. For ever true is what Bacon says : ' Men come to build stately sooner than to ' garden...finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection.' To borrow illustrations from other arts, the champions of the formal garden would stop short at the...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...in gardening to be the most decisive proof of civilization ; " a man shall ever see," he remarks, " that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men...finely: as if gardening were the greater perfection *." It is, therefore, highly to the credit of Addition, that at a time when the style of gardening...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...in gardening to be the most decisive proof of civilization ; " a man shall ever see," he remarks, " that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men...finely: as if gardening were the greater perfection *." It is, therefore, highly to the credit of Addison, that at a time when the style of gardening was...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

English literature - 1805
...has been cultivated with the greatest success-: ' For when ages advance in civility and politeness, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely :' as if gardening was the greater perfection. In laying out grounds they so excel, that lord Macartney gives them the...
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The Works of William Mason, Volume 1

William Mason - 1811
...greatest refreshment to the ipirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility...finely : as if gardening were the greater perfection. VKRDLAM. PREFACE. As the Four Books, which compose the following Poem, were published originally at...
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The Works of William Mason, M.A. Precentor of York, and Rector of Aston ...

William Mason - Gardens - 1811
...greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility...finely : as if gardening were the greater perfection. VERULAM. PREFACE. As the Four Books, which compose the following Poem, were published originally at...
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The Works of William Mason, Volume 1

William Mason - Church music - 1811
...spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall erer see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy,...finely: as if gardening were the greater perfection. VIRULAM. PREFACE. As the Four Books, which compose the following Poem, were published originally at...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...palace itself. OF 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;...the greater perfection. I do hold it, in the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens for all the months in the year, in which, severally,...
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