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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 New Monthly Magazine - Page 218
1822
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The English Garden: a Poem. Book the First. By W. Mason, M.A., Volume 1

William Mason - 1778 - 35 pages
...428089 LIBRARY THE ENGLISH GARDEN: o E M. BOOK THE FIRST. BY i W. MASON, MA THE THIRD EDITION. A GARDEN IS THE PUREST OF HUMAN PLEASURES, IT IS THE GREATEST...SPIRITS OF MAN ; 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...
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The English Garden: A Poem in Four Books

William Mason - 1783 - 243 pages
...:.••/ A COMMENTARY and NOTES, By W. BURGH, Efq; LL. D. A GARDEN IS THE PUREST OF HUMAN PLEASURES; IT 13 THE GREATEST REFRESHMENT TO THE SPIRITS OF MAN, WITHOUT WHICH BUILDINGS AND PALACES ARE BUT GROSS HANDY-WORKS. AND A MAN SHALL IVJtK SEE, THAT WHEN AGES GROW TO CIVILITY AND ELSGANCE, MEN...
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The English Garden: A Poem. In Four Books

William Mason - 1783 - 243 pages
...added A COMMENTARY and NOTES, By W. BURGH, Efq; LL. D. A GARDEN IS THE PUREST OT HUMAN PLEASURES; IT 13 THE GREATEST REFRESHMENT TO THE SPIRITS OF MAN, WITHOUT WHICH BUILDINGS AND PALACES AK t ^ UT . GROSS HANDY-WORKS. AND A MAN SHALL EVER SEE, THAT WHEN AGES GROW TO CIYILITY AND IL«GANCE,...
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The Bee: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 16

James Anderson - 1793
...in the operations of agriculture, and in beholding the growth and progrefs of the vegetable kingdom. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which, even palaces are but grofa handy works, and a man (hall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and...
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A Treatise on Forming, Improving, and Managing Country Residences: And on ...

John Claudius Loudon - 1806 - 723 pages
...they derived from practising those arts. " God Almighty first planted a garden," says Lord Bacon; " and indeed it is the purest of human pleasures. It...of man ; without which, buildings and palaces are but gross handyworks." • ' Such is the superiority of rural occupations and pleasures, that commerce,...
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The Oxford review; or, Literary censor, Volume 1

...whorh have left ample testimonies of the satisfaction which they derived from practising those arts. ' God Almighty/ says lord Bacon, ' first planted a garden...human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirit? of man ; without which, buildings and palaces are but £ ross handy-works.' ' " Such is the...
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The Works of William Mason, Volume 1

William Mason - 1811
...A POEM. IN FOUR BOOKS. TO WHICH ARE ADDED A COMMENTARY AND NOTES, BY W. BURGH, ESQ. LL. D. A Garden is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest...spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall erer see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come...
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The Works of William Mason, M.A. Precentor of York, and Rector of Aston ...

William Mason - 1811
...A POEM. IN FOUR BOOKS. TO WHICH ARE ADDED A COMMENTARY AND NOTES, BY W. BURGH, ESQ. LL. D. A Garden is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest...spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come...
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Odes. Elegies. Sonnets. Epitaphs and inscriptions. Miscellanies. The English ...

William Mason - 1811
...POEM. IN FOUR BOOKS. TO WHICH ARE ADDED A COMMENTARY AND NOTES, BY W. BURGH, ESQ. LL. D. A Garden a the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest...spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come...
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The Works of William Mason, Volume 1

William Mason - 1811
...A POEM. IN FOUR BOOKS. TO WHICH ARE ADDED A COMMENTARY AND NOTES, BY W. BURGH, ESQ. LL. D. A Garden is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the ipirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall ever...
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