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" The green hath two pleasures ; the one, because nothing is more pleasant to the eye than green grass kept finely shorn ; the other, because it will give you a fair alley in the midst, by which you may go in front upon a stately hedge, which is to enclose... "
Bacon's Essays - Page 56
by Francis Bacon - 1881
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Flowers and Flower-gardens

David Lester Richardson - Flower gardening - 1855 - 232 pages
...the ear. Yes — " verdure soothes the eye :" — and the mind too. Bacon himself observes, that " nothing is more pleasant to the eye than green grass kept finely shorn." Mason slightly qualifies his commendation of " the sage" by admitting that he had not quite completed...
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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon, Alexander Spiers, Basil Montagu - English essays - 1856 - 360 pages
...besides alleys on both sides ; and I like well that four acres of ground be assigned to the green, six to the heath, four and four to either side, and...you a fair alley in the midst, by which you may go in front upon a stately hedge, which is to inclose the garden. But because the alley will be long,...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...well that four acres of ground be assigned to the green, six to the heath, four and four to either1 side, and twelve to the main garden. The green hath...you a fair alley in the midst, by which you may go in front upon a stately hedge, which is to enclose the garden : but because the alley will be long,...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857
...affignedtothe Green; 7 Ed. 1625 which; Ed. 1629 -with. The Latin has " yť<* halitum cmittant plane cardiacum." Six to the Heath, Four and Four to either Side, and Twelve to the Main Garden. The Green hath two pleafures ; the one, becaufe nothing is more pleafant to the Eye than green Grafs kept finely fhorn...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...besides alleys on both sides. And I like well that four acres of ground be assigned to the green ; six to the heath ; four and four to either side ;...you a fair alley in the midst, by which you may go in front upon a stately hedge, which is to enclose the garden. But because the alley will be long,...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1859
...midst; besides alleys on both sides. And I like well that four acres of ground be assigned to the green; six to the heath, four and four to either side, and...you a fair alley in the midst ; by which you may go in front upon a statelyhedge, which is to enclose the garden. But because the alley will be long, and,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1859
...twelve to the main garden. The green hath two pleasures ; the one, because nothing is more plea sant to the eye than green grass kept finely shorn . the...will give you a fair alley in the midst, by which yon may go in front upon a stately hedge, which is to enclose the garden : but because the alley will...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon, William Rawley - 1860
...besides alleys on both sides. And I like well that four acres of ground be assigned to the green ; six to the heath ; four and four to either side ;...finely shorn ; the other, because it will give you a fan- alley in the midst, by which you may go in front upon a stately hedge, which is to enclose the...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1861 - 586 pages
...well that four acres of ground be assigned to the green, six to the heath, four and four to either1 side, and twelve to the main garden. The green hath...you a fair alley in the midst, by which you may go in front upon a stately edge, which is to enclose the garden : but because the alley will be long,...
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The Northern monthly, Volume 1

...delicious for the wavy line of their slope — I understand my Lord Bacon's enthusiasm when he wrote, " Nothing is more pleasant to the eye than green grass kept finely shorn." And if I can quietly sit here for an evening hour, the window open, the green light of the young ivy...
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