John Evelyn

1620 - 1706

A Quote by John Evelyn on age and beginning

I saw Hamlet Prince of Denmark played, but now the old plays began to disgust this refined age.

John Evelyn (1620 - 1706)

Source: Diary 26 Nov. 1661

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A Quote by John Evelyn on cheating, garden, and quality

Mulberry Garden, now the only place of refreshment about the town for persons of the best quality to be exceeding cheated at.

John Evelyn (1620 - 1706)

Source: Diary 10 May 1654

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A Quote by John Evelyn on romance

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This knight was indeed a valiant gentleman; but not a little given to romance, when he spake of himself.

John Evelyn (1620 - 1706)

Source: Diary 6 Sept. 1651

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A Quote by John Evelyn on friendship, heart, and world

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.

John Evelyn (1620 - 1706)

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A Quote by John Evelyn on friendship, heart, and world

There is in friendship something of all relations, and something above them all. It is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.

John Evelyn (1620 - 1706)

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A Quote by John Evelyn on beginning, plants, preparation, and work

The gardener's work is never at end; it begins with the year, and continues to the next: he prepares the ground, and then he sows it; after that he plants, and then he gathers the fruits. . . .

John Evelyn (1620 - 1706)

Source: Kalendarium Hortense, 1706

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A Quote by John Evelyn on experience, health, longevity, satisfaction, seriousness, and tranquility

Gardening is a labour full of tranquility and satisfaction; natural and instructive, and as such contributes to the most serious contemplation, experience, health and longevity.

John Evelyn (1620 - 1706)

Source: 1666

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A Quote by John Evelyn on garden, good, influence, preparation, and virtue

We will endeavour to shew how the aire and genious of Gardens operat upon humane spirits towards virtue and sancitie, I meane in a remote, preparatory and instrumentall working. How Caves, Grotts, Mounts, and irregular ornaments of Gardens do contribute to contemplative and philosophicall Enthusiasms; how Elysium, Antrum, Nemus, Paradysus, Hortus, Lucus, &c.,signifie all of them rem sacram et divinam; for these expedients do influence the soule and spirits of man, and prepare them for converse with good Angells; besides which, they contribute to the lesse abstracted pleasures, phylosophy naturall and longevitie.

John Evelyn (1620 - 1706)

Source: a letter to Sir Thomas Browne, 1657

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