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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 handyworks... "
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
...Planted a Garden •, and indeed it is the pureft of Human pleaiures. It is the greateft refrefhment to the Spirits of Man $ without which Buildings and Palaces are but Grofs Handy-works. And a Man ftiall ever fee, that when Ages grow to Civility and Elegancy, Men come...
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Lord Bacon's Essays, Or, Counsels, Moral and Civil

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1720 - 448 pages
...indeed of all Humane Pleafures that of a GARDEN is the Pureft. For it is the greatefl Refrefliment to the Spirits of Man ; without which, Buildings and Palaces are but grofs Handy-works, and have nothing of Nature in them. Further, a Man fliall fee, that when Ages advance...
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The English Garden: a Poem. Book the First. By W. Mason, M.A., Volume 1

William Mason - Gardens - 1778 - 35 pages
...M. BOOK THE FIRST. BY i W. MASON, MA THE THIRD EDITION. A GARDEN IS THE PUREST OF HUMAN PLEASURES, IT IS THE GREATEST REFRESHMENT TO THE SPIRITS OF MAN...WITHOUT WHICH BUILDINGS AND PALACES ARE BUT GROSS HANDY-WORKS. AND A MAN SHALL EVER SEE, THAT WHEN AGES GROW TO CIVILITY AND ELEGANCY, MEN COME TO BUILD...
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The English Garden: A Poem in Four Books

William Mason - Gardens - 1783 - 243 pages
...:.••/ A COMMENTARY and NOTES, By W. BURGH, Efq; LL. D. A GARDEN IS THE PUREST OF HUMAN PLEASURES; IT 13 THE GREATEST REFRESHMENT TO THE SPIRITS OF MAN, WITHOUT WHICH BUILDINGS AND PALACES ARE BUT GROSS HANDY-WORKS. AND A MAN SHALL IVJtK SEE, THAT WHEN AGES GROW TO CIVILITY AND ELSGANCE, MEN COME TO BUILD...
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A Treatise on Forming, Improving, and Managing Country Residences: And on ...

John Claudius Loudon - Landscape architecture - 1806 - 723 pages
...Almighty first planted a garden," says Lord Bacon; " 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 handyworks." • ' Such is the superiority of rural occupations and pleasures, that commerce, large...
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The Works of William Mason, Volume 1

William Mason - Church music - 1811
...ARE ADDED A COMMENTARY AND NOTES, BY W. BURGH, ESQ. LL. D. A Garden is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the 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, men come to build...
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The Works of William Mason, M.A. Precentor of York, and Rector of Aston ...

William Mason - Gardens - 1811
...ARE ADDED A COMMENTARY AND NOTES, BY W. BURGH, ESQ. LL. D. A Garden is the purest of human pleasures; it is the 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 and elegancy, men come to build...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...OF GARDENS. GOD Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures ; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of....without which buildings and palaces are but gross handyworks ; and a man shall ever see, that, when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...senses and to exhilarate the heart. " A Garden,1' says LORD BACON, " is the purest of human pleasures ; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man,...without which, buildings and palaces are but gross handy-works, and a man shall ever see that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 290 pages
...CSartottf*. fjrOD 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 handyworks. And a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build...
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