William Lawson

A Quote by William Lawson on enemies, friendship, innocence, love, needs, pleasure, and profit

. . . store of bees, in a dry and warme bee-house, comely made of fir boards, to sing, and sit, and feede upon your flowers and sprouts, make a pleasant noyse and sight. For cleanly and innocent bees, of all other things, love and become, and thrive in your orchard. If they thrive (as they must needs if your gardiner be skilfull, and love them: for they love their friends and hate none but their enemies) they will besides the pleasure, yeeld great profit, to pay him his wages; yea the increase of twenty stock of stools with other bees, will keep your orchard.

William Lawson

Source: A New Orchard and Garden, 1618

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A Quote by William Lawson on garden, pleasure, and senses

A garden makes all our senses swim with pleasure.

William Lawson

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A Quote by William Lawson on admiration, earth, imitation, motherhood, spirit, and world

What more delightsome than an infinite varietie of sweet smelling flowers? decking with sundry colours the greene mantle of the Earth, the universall Mother of us all, so by them bespotted, so dyed, that all the world cannot sample them, and wherein it is more fit to admire the Dyer, than imitate his workemanship. Colouring not onely the earth, but decking the ayre, and sweetning every breath and spirit.

William Lawson

Source: A New Orchard and Garden, 1618

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A Quote by William Lawson on garden, paradise, and pleasure

What was paradise? But a garden, an orchard of trees and herbs. Full of pleasure, and nothing there but delights.

William Lawson

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A Quote by William Lawson on garden, paradise, and pleasure

Cultivate the garden within. What was Paradise? but a garden, an orchard of trees and herbs, full of pleasure and nothing there but delights.

William Lawson

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