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It is wonderful to see persons of sense passing away a dozen hours together in shuffling and dividing a pack of cards.
      - Joseph Addison

God Almighty first planted a garden.
      - Francis Bacon, Of Gardens

The games of the ancient Greeks were, in their original institutions, religious solemnities.
      - Dorothea Brande

My garden plot is a lovesome thing--God wot!
  Rose plot,
    Fringed pool,
      Fern grot--
        The veriest school
          Of peace; and yet the fool
            Contends that God is not.--
              Not God in gardens! When the sun is cool?
                Nay, but I have a sign!
                  'Tis very sure God walks in mine.
      - Thomas Edward Brown, My Garden

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
      - Abraham Cowley

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse, too.
      - William Cowper

All gardens are a form of autobiography.
      - Robert Dash

My garden is a forest ledge
  Which older forest s bound;
    The banks slope down to the blue lake-edge,
      Then plunge to depths profound!
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson, My Garden (st. 3)

Let the world have their May games, wakes, and whatever sports and recreations please them, provided they be followed with discretion.(Burton, Robert} Games lubricate the body and the mind.
      - Benjamin Franklin

One is nearer God's heart in a garden
  Than anywhere else on earth.
      - Dorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney,
        God's Garden

Games are good or bad as to their nature; all may be perverted.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

A garden, sir, wherein all rainbowed flowers were heaped together.
      - Charles Kingsley

An album is a garden, not for show
  Planted, but use; where wholesome herbs should grow.
      - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia),
        In an Album to a Clergyman's Lady

I walk down the garden paths,
  And all the daffodils
    Are blowing, and the bright blue squills.
      I walk down the patterned garden paths
        In my stiff, brocaded gown.
          I too am a rare
            Pattern. As I wander down
              The garden paths.
      - Amy Lowell, Patterns

And add to these retired Leisure,
  That in trim gardens takes his pleasure.
      - John Milton, Il Pensoroso (l. 49)

His gardens next your admiration call,
  On every side you look, behold the wall!
    No pleasing intricacies intervene,
      No artful wildness to perplex the scene;
        Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother,
          And half the platform just reflects the other.
            The suffering eye inverted nature sees,
              Trees cut to statues, statues thick as trees;
                With here a fountain, never to be play'd,
                  And there a summer-house that knows no shade.
      - Alexander Pope

Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother,
  And half the platform just reflects the other.
    The suff'ring eye inverted nature sees,
      Trees cut in statues, statues thick as trees;
        With here a fountain never to be play'd,
          And there a summer-house that knows no shade.
      - Alexander Pope, Moral Essays
         (ep. IV, l. 117)

A little garden square and wall'd;
  And in it throve an ancient evergreen,
    A yew-tree, and all round it ran a walk
      Of shingle, and a walk divided it.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, Enoch Arden (l. 731)

The garden lies,
  A league of grass, wash'd by a slow broad stream.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, Gardener's Daughter
         (l. 40)

Come into the garden. Maud,
  For the black bat, night, has flown.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, Maud (XXII, 1)

The splash and stir
  Of fountains spouted up and showering down
    In meshes of the jasmine and the rose:
      And all about us peal'd the nightingale,
        Rapt in her song, and careless of the snare.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, Princess
         (pt. I, l. 214)

What a man needs in gardening is a cast iron back, with a hinge in it.
      - Charles Dudley Warner

A little garden Little Jowett made,
  And fenced it with a little palisade;
    If you would know the mine of little Jowett,
      This little garden don't a little show it.
      - Francis Wrangham,
        Epigram on Dr. Joseph Jowett

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