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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 Loseley Manuscripts: Manuscripts and Other Rare Documents, Illustrative ... - Page 145
edited by - 1836 - 506 pages
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822 - 310 pages
...heartfelt ecstasy ! She gives to Honour, Love, and me. THE ENGLISH GARDEN. 3in Jpout ISoofes. A garden is the purest of human pleasures ; it is the greatest...without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall i- v IT MM', that when ages grow to civility and elegancv, men come to...
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The Pleasures of Human Life, Examined and Enumerated: With an Entertaining ...

John Platts - Conduct of life - 1822 - 844 pages
...Almighty first planted a garden ; and that jt constitutes the purest source of human pleasures. A garden is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but of inferior value. Pomfret, in his Choice, does not forget to desire a garden to contribute to his...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 184

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1896 - 616 pages
...one Bacon has left us in his well-known essay. A garden to him was ' the purest of humane pleasures, the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which buildings and pallaces are but grosse handyworks.' The ' princelike' garden of the period should not, he thought,...
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A Picturesque Promenade Round Dorking, in Surrey

John Timbs - Dorking (England) - 1823 - 330 pages
...one of the most amusing and intellectual pursuits of rural life. " A garden," says my Lord Bacon, " is the purest of human pleasures : it is the greatest...which, buildings and palaces are but gross handyworks" ; — and whoever is sceptical on this subject will do well to read over his eloquent essay on gardens...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1824 - 598 pages
...distance, with some low galleries to pass from them to the palace itself. XLVI. OF GARDENS. GOD Almighty first planted a garden : and indeed it is the purest...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 Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825 - 538 pages
...distance, with some low galleries to pass irom them to the palace itself. XLVI. OF GARDENS. God Almighty first planted a garden ; and, indeed, it is the purest...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 stately,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825 - 550 pages
...distance, with some low galleries to pass from them to the palace itself. XLVI. OF GARDENS. God Almighty first planted a garden ^ and, indeed, it is the purest...which buildings and palaces are but gross handyworks : and a man shall ever see, that, when ages rrow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - English prose literature - 1825 - 524 pages
...distance, with some low galleries to pass from them to the palace itself. XLVI. OF GARDENS. God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest...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 stately,...
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The New American Gardener: Containing Practical Directions on the Culture of ...

Thomas Green Fessenden - Fruit trees - 1828 - 322 pages
...THE NEW ENGLAND FABHEB. GOD ALHIGHTT first planted a Garden ; and indeed it is the purest of humam pleasures : it is the greatest refreshment to the...spirits of man ; without which buildings and palaces aro but gross handy-works BACON-S ESSATS. Boston: PUBLISHED BY JB RUSSELL, No. 52 North Market Street....
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 27

Scotland - 1830 - 1016 pages
...is the delight of labour. " God Almighty," says one of the wisest men that ever adorned humanity, " first planted a garden, and inde'ed it is the purest of human pleasures." It is, moreover, peculiarly favoured in this, that while it is the pleasantest of all descriptions of labour,...
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