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ON THE GARDENS

EPICURUS, WITH :!ER XVIITH CENTURY

DEN ESSAYS: INTRO“TION BY LIERT BES SIEVEKING, F.S.A.

ITO AND WINDUS, PUBI HERS

LONDON, 1998

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UPON THE GARDENS OF EPICURUS, WITH OTHER XVIITH CENTURY GARDEN ESSAYS: INTRODUCTION BY ALBERT FORBES SIEVEKING, F.S.A.

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CHATTO AND WINDUS, PUBLISHERS

LONDON, 1908

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THE USE OF GARDENS AS IT HAS BEEN THE INCI.INATION OF KINGS AND THE CHOICE OF PHILOSOPHERS, SO IT HAS BEEN THE COMMON FAVOURITE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MEN ; A PLEASURE OF THE GREATEST AND THE CARE OF THE MEANEST; AND INDEED AN EMPLOYMENT AND A POSSESSION FOR WHICH NO MAN IS TOO HIGH NOR TOO Low.—SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE,

IN BOOKS AND GARDENS THOU HAST PLAC'D ARIGHT

THY NOBLE, INNOCENT DELIGHT, I NEVER HAD ANY OTHER DESIRE SO STRONG AND SO LIKE TO COVETOUSNESS, AS THAT ONE WHICH I HAVE HAD ALWAYS, THAT I MIGHT BE MASTER AT LAST OF A SMALL HOUSE AND LARGE GARDEN. --ABRAHAM COWLEY,

IN GARDEN DELIGHTS IT IS NOT EASY TO HOLD A MEDIOCRITY; THAT INSINUATING PLEASURE IS SELDOM WITHOUT SOME EXTREMITY. -SIR THOMAS BROwne,

WHEN WE HAVE RUN OUR PASSIONS' HEAT,
LOVE HITHER MAKES HIS BEST RETREAT.
THE GODS, WHO MORTAL BEAUTY CHASE,
STILL IN A TREE DID END THEIR RACE.

ANDREW MARVELL.

OUR DRIFT IS A NOBLE, PRINCELY AND UNIVERSAL ELYSIUM CAPABLE OF ALL THE AMENITIES THERE CAN NATURALLY BE INTRODUCED INTO GARDENS. OF PLEASURE, YET SO AS TO BECOME USEFUL AND

SIGNIFICANT TO THE LEAST PRETENCES AND FACULTIES, JOHN EVELYN.

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