Of Gardens: An Essay, Numéro 1

J. Lane, 1902 - 29 pages

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Page 16 - Next to that is the Muskrose ; then the Strawberry-leaves dying, with a most excellent cordial smell ; then the Flower of the Vines, it is a little dust like the dust of a Bent, which grows upon the cluster in the first coming forth...
Page 11 - 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 15 - ... than in the hand, therefore nothing is more fit for that delight than to know what be the flowers and plants which doe best perfume the aire.
Page 18 - The green hath two pleasures: the one, because nothing is more pleasant to the eye than green grass kept finely shorn; the other, because it will give you a fair alley in the midst, by which you may go in front upon a stately hedge, which is to enclose the garden.
Page 18 - ... work, about twelve foot in height, by which you may go in shade into the garden. As for the making of knots or figures with divers coloured earths, that they may lie under the windows of the house on that side which the garden stands, they be but toys : you may see as good sights many times in tarts.
Page 11 - Humane pleasures. It is the Greatest Refreshment to the Spirits of Man; Without which, Buildings and Pallaces are but Grosse Handy-works : And a Man shall ever see, that when Ages grow to Civility and Elegancie, Men come to Build Stately, sooner then to Garden Finely: As if Gardening were the Greater Perfection. I doe hold it, in the Royall Ordering of Gardens, there ought to be Gardens, for all the Moneths in the Yeare : In which, severally, Things of Beautie, may be then in Season.
Page 22 - Garden unwholsome, and full of Flies, and Frogs. Fountaines I intend to be of two Natures: The One, that Sprinckleth or Spouteth Water; The Other a Faire Receipt of Water, of some Thirty or Forty Foot Square, but without Fish, or Slime, or Mud.
Page 26 - ... withal sweet and sightly. Part of which heaps to be with standards of little bushes pricked upon their top, and part without ; the standards to be roses, juniper, holly...
Page 11 - GOD Almightie first Planted a Garden. And indeed, it is the Purest of Humane pleasures. It is the Greatest Refreshment to the Spirits of Man...

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