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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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Essays: And Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1891 - 425 pages
...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...shorn; the other, because it will give you a fair alley iu the midst, by which you may go in front upon a stately hedge, which is to inclose the garden. But...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 192

1892
...breadths of closely shaven grass no piece of ground can be other than beautiful ; as Bacon truly observed, "Nothing is more pleasant to the eye, than green grass kept finely shorn." There was one dominant feature in Elizabethan gardening which it were not well to see universally revived,...
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Post Meridiana: Afternoon Essays

Sir Herbert Maxwell - Essays - 1895 - 356 pages
...of closely shaven grass no piece of ground can be other than beautiful ; as Bacon truly observed, " Nothing is more pleasant to the eye than green grass kept finely shorn." There was one dominant feature in Elizabethan gardening which it were not well to see universally revived,...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1897 - 302 pages
...; Six to the Heath, Foure and Foure to either Side ; 90 And Twelve to the Maine Garden. The Greene hath two pleasures; The one, because nothing is more Pleasant to the Eye then Greene Grasse kept finely shorne9; The other, because it will give you a faire Alley ih the midst,...
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The Book of the Cambridge Review, 1879-1897

The Cambridge Review - Cambridge review - 1898 - 244 pages
...the west window of the chapel ; nor is there a better view of that great building in all Cambridge. "Nothing is more pleasant to the eye than green grass kept finely shorn," says Bacon. And the Fellows of King's seem to be of his opinion : at this moment the daisies are falling...
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Gardens Ancient and Modern: An Epitome of the Literature of the Garden-art

Albert Forbes Sieveking - Gardening - 1899 - 423 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 enclose the Garden. But because the Alley will be long,...
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Gardens Ancient and Modern: an epitome of the literature of the garden-art

Albert Forbes Sieveking - Gardening - 1899 - 423 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 enclose the Garden. But because the Alley will be long,...
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The Praise of Gardens: An Epitome of the Literature of the Garden-art with ...

Albert Forbes Sieveking - Gardening - 1899 - 423 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 enclose the Garden. But because the Alley will be long,...
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The essayes or counsels civill and morall of Francis Lo: Verulam, Viscount ...

Francis Bacon, Walter Worrall - 1900
...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 essayes or counsels, civill and morall of Francis Bacon, Lo. Verulam ...

Francis Bacon - 1900 - 290 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 ;...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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