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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 Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England - Page 149
by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680 - 410 pages
...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...there ought to be Gardens for all the Months in the Tear, in which, feverally, things of Beauty may be then in feafon. For Decemher and -January, and the...
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Lord Bacon's Essays, Or Counsels Moral and Civil: Translated from the Latin ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1720 - 528 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 English Garden: a Poem. Book the First. By W. Mason, M.A., Volume 1

William Mason - Gardens - 1778 - 168 pages
...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 STATELY, SOONER THAN TO GARDEN FINELY I AS IF GARDENING WERE THE GREATER PERFECTION. VERULA M. LONDON PRINTED: And Sold by J. DODSLEY, in...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Mason - 1796 - 266 pages
...WHICH BUILDINGS AND PALACES ARE BUT GR09S HANDYWORKS. AND A MAN SHALL EVER SE*, THAT WHEN AGES GROW TO CIVILITY AND ELEGANCY, MEN COME TO BUILD STATELY, SOONER THAN TO GARDEN FIN ELY : AS IFC.A&PENING WERK THE GREATER PERFECTION. VERULAM. THE ENGLISH GARDEN. BOOK THE FIRST....
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 184

1896 - 588 pages
...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 the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805 - 378 pages
...the most decisive proof of civilization ; " a man shall ever see," he remarks, " that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately,...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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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805 - 376 pages
...the most decisive proof of civilization ; " a man shall ever see," he remarks, " that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately,...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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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

English literature - 1805 - 572 pages
...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, M.A. Precentor of York, and Rector of Aston ...

William Mason - Gardens - 1811 - 522 pages
...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 stately,...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 - 1811 - 518 pages
...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 stately,...finely : as if gardening were the greater perfection. VERULAM. A PREFACE. As the Four Books, which compose the following Poem, were published originally...
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