Gleanings on gardens, chiefly respecting those of the ancient style in England

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Страница 18 - But nature makes that mean : so, over that art Which you say adds to nature, is an art That nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race : this is an art Which does mend nature, change it rather, but The art itself is nature.
Страница 42 - Let vanity adorn the marble tomb With trophies, rhymes, and scutcheons of renown, In the deep dungeon of some Gothic dome, Where night and desolation ever frown. Mine be the breezy hill that skirts the down; Where a green grassy turf is all I crave, With here and there a violet bestrewn, Fast by a brook or fountain's murmuring wave; And many an evening sun shine sweetly on my grave.
Страница 62 - Exeter church, by my father and mother. I can say no more ; time and death call me away.
Страница 62 - You shall now receive (my dear wife) my last words, in these my last lines. My Love I send you, that you may keep it, when I am dead, and my Counsel that you may remember it, when I am no more; I would not by my will present you with Sorrows (Dear Bess).
Страница 62 - Beg my dead body, which living was denied you, and either lay it in Sherborne, or in Exeter church, by my father and mother. " I can say no more ; time and death call me away.
Страница 14 - While speechless o'er thy closing grave we bend, Accept these tears, thou dear departed friend. Oh, gone for ever ; take this long adieu ; And sleep in peace, next thy loved Montague.
Страница 62 - ... grave with me, and be buried in the dust ; and seeing it is not the will of God that I shall see you any more, bear my destruction patiently, and with a heart like yourself.
Страница 12 - After dinner, I walked to Ham, to see the house and garden of the Duke of Lauderdale, which is indeed inferior to few of the best villas in Italy itself ; the house furnished like a great Prince's ; the parterres, flower-gardens, orangeries, groves, avenues, courts, statues, perspectives, fountains, aviaries, and all this at the banks of the sweetest river in the world, must needs be admirable.
Страница 14 - ... improvements which have since followed. Sir William Temple, in his Gardens of Epicurus, expatiates with great pleasure on that at More-Park in Hertfordshire; yet after he has extolled it as the pattern of a perfect garden for use, beauty, and magnificence, he rises to nobler images, and in a kind of prophetic spirit points out a higher style, free and uucoufined.
Страница 62 - I steal this time when all sleep; and it is also time for me to separate my thoughts from the world. Beg my dead body, which living was denied you, and either lay it in Sherbourne, or Exeter church by my father and mother.

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