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Page viii - 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...
Page 106 - A citizen is no sooner proprietor of a couple of yews, but he entertains thoughts of erecting them into Giants, like those of Guildhall. I know an eminent cook, who beautified his country seat with a coronation dinner in greens ; where you see the champion flourishing on horseback at one end of the table, and the queen in perpetual youth at the other.
Page xiv - Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful. Beauty is God's handwriting — a wayside sacrament ; welcome it in every fair face, every fair sky, every fair flower, and thank for it Him, the fountain of all loveliness, and drink it in, simply and earnestly, with all your eyes ; it is a charmed draught, a cup of blessing.
Page 278 - How to Lay Out a Garden. Intended as a general guide in choosing, forming, or improving an estate (from a quarter of an acre to a hundred acres in extent), with reference to both design and execution.
Page 280 - LAWSON, WILLIAM. A NEW ORCHARD AND GARDEN; or, the best way for planting, grafting, and to make any ground good, for a rich orchard.
Page v - 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 : 2 and a man shall ever see that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely ; 3 as if gardening were the greater perfection.
Page 119 - In a garden joining to this palace there is a JET D'EAU, with a sundial, which while strangers are looking at, a quantity of water, forced by a wheel which the gardener turns at a distance, through a number of little pipes, plentifully sprinkles those that are standing round.
Page 279 - Esq. ; heing his entire Works on these subjects. A New Edition, with an Historical and Scientific Introduction, a systematic Analysis, a Biographical Notice, Notes, and a copious Alphahetical Index. By JC Loudon, FLS, etc.