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A Quote by Alexander Smith on curiosity, garden, and heart

It is curious, pathetic almost, how deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Alexander of Neckam on garden, good, sage, and service

The garden should be adorned with roses and lilies, the turnsole, violets, and mandrake; there you should have parsley, cost, fennel, southern-wood, coriander, sage, savory, hyssop, mint, rue, dittany, smallage, pellitory, lettuces, garden-cress, and peonies. There should also be beds planted with onions, leeks, garlic, pumpkins and shallots. The cucumber growing in its lap, the drowsy poppy, the daffodil and brank-ursine ennoble a garden. Nor are there wanting, if occasion further thee, pottage-herbs: beets, herb-mercury, orache, sorrel and mallows, anise, mustard, white pepper and wormwood do good service to the gardener.

Alexander of Neckam (1157 - 1217)

Source: Of the Nature of Things (De naturis rerum) 1187

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A Quote by Abram L. Urban on dreams, garden, and sentimentality

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.

Abram L. Urban

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A Quote by Abram L. Urban on birds and garden

Poor indeed is the garden in which birds find no homes.

Abram L. Urban

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A Quote by Abram Linwood Urban on art, dogs, garden, nature, and purpose

Nature in the garden is nature tamed, cultivated, made subservient to human purpose, brought into subjection to conscious purpose. A garden is not merely a piece of nature fenced in near the house, like a wolf chained at the back door; but nature cultivated and trained like a dog tamed and trained for human ends. Art in the garden is the human element appropriating and elevating the natural for human purpose.

Abram Linwood Urban

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A Quote by Abraham Cowley on culture, dedication, desires, garden, life, nature, and study

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that . . . I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature.

Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667)

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A Quote by Abraham Cowley on cities, garden, and god

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.

Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667)

Source: The Garden

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A Quote by A. J. Dezallier D'Argenville on difficulty, garden, good, and order

A fine garden being no less difficult to contrive and order well than a good building.

A. J. Dezallier D'Argenville

Source: The Theory and Practice of Gardening, 1712

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