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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... "
Essays, orations and lectures - Page 156
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
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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: Translated from the Latin ...

Francis Bacon - 1720
...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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London review of English and foreign literature

William Kenrick - Antiques & Collectibles - 1767
...Murray's letter ;o Mr. Mafun, in our láft Kevifcw. are but grofs handy-works. And a man (hall ever fee, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build ilately, former than to garden finely : as if gardening were the greater perfection." The poem opens...
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The English garden: a poem

William Mason - 1778
...428089 LIBRARY THE ENGLISH GARDEN: o E M. BOOK THE FIRST. BY i W. MASON, MA THE THIRD EDITION. A GARDEN IS THE PUREST OF HUMAN PLEASURES, IT IS THE GREATEST...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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The English Garden: A Poem. In Four Books ...

William Mason - Gardens - 1783 - 243 pages
...added A COMMENTARY and NOTES, By W. BURGH, Efq; LL. D. A GARDEN IS THE PUREST OT HUMAN PLEASURES; IT 13 THE GREATEST REFRESHMENT TO THE SPIRITS OF MAN, WITHOUT WHICH BUILDINGS AND PALACES AK t ^ UT . GROSS HANDY-WORKS. AND A MAN SHALL EVER SEE, THAT WHEN AGES GROW TO CIYILITY AND IL«GANCE,...
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The English Garden: A Poem in Four Books

William Mason - Gardens - 1783 - 243 pages
...GREATEST REFRESHMENT TO THE SPIRITS Of MAN, WITHOUT WHICH BUILDING] AND PALACES ARE BUT GROSS HANDY-WORKS. AND A MAN SHALL EVER SEE, THAT WHEN AGES GROW TO CIVILITY AND ELEGANCE, MEN COME TO BUILD STATELY, SOONER THAN TO GARDEN FINELY I AS IT GARDENING WERE THE GBEATER...
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The Bee,: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 16

James Anderson - 1793
...in the operations of agriculture, and in beholding the growth and progrefs of the vegetable kingdom. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which, even palaces are but grofa handy works, and a man (hall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and...
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An Essay on Design in Gardening: First Published in MDCCLXVIII : Now Greatly ...

George Mason - Gardens - 1795 - 215 pages
...Orontes, and th' infpir'd Gaftalian fpring. PLB 4. ver. 272.] GRECIAN GARDENING. LORD BACON obferves, " that when ages " grow to civility and elegancy, men come " to build (lately fooner than to garden " finely, as if gardening were the greater " perfection -f" — alluding...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes, Complete. With ..., Volume 8

Alexander Pope, Joseph Warton - 1797
...gardening was unqueftionable. " For the honour of this art," Lord Bacon fays, " a man mall ever fee, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build ftately, fooner than to garden finely ; as if gardening were the greater pcrfection." an orbicular...
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