On the portraits of English authors on gardening

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Page x - passed by as the rest, but being trodden upon and crushed, are three, that is burnet, wild thyme and watermints. Therefore you are to set whole alleys of them, to have the pleasure when you walk or tread."*
Page ix - that flower, which above all others yields the sweetest smell in the air, is the violet. Next to that is the musk rose, then the strawberry-leaves, dying with a most excellent cordial smell. Then sweet briar, then
Page 22 - These famous Antiquarians, that had been Both Gardeners to the rose and lilly Queen, Transplanted now themselves, sleep here; and when Angels shall with their trumpets waken men, And fire shall purge the world, these hence shall rise, And change this Garden, for a Paradise. In
Page 10 - poet: What is the end of fame ? 'tis but to fill A certain portion of uncertain paper; To have, when the original is dust, A name, a wretched picture, and worse bust.
Page x - Epicurus, whose admirable wit, felicity of expression, excellence of nature, sweetness of conversation, temperance of life, and constancy of death, made him so beloved by his friends, admired by his scholars, and honoured by the Athenians, passed his time wholly in his
Page ix - Then sweet briar, then wall-flowers, which are very delightful to be set under a parlour, or lower chamber window. But those which perfume the air most
Page xi - from cares and solicitude, seem equally to favour and improve both contemplation and health, the enjoyment of sense and imagination, and thereby the quiet and ease both of the body and mind.
Page 13 - On the wonderful works of God in the creation, or on the certainty of the resurrection of the dead, proved by the certain changes of the animal and vegetable parts of the creation.
Page ix - is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man:
Page 31 - place. It is a perfect picture of his mind, simple, elegant and amiable, and will always suggest a doubt whether the spot inspired his verses, or whether in the scenes which he formed, he only realized the pastoral images which abound in his songs.

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