When I make a portrait,I cannot limit it tothe lines of the head, for that head belongs toa body, it exists ina setting which influences it, it is part of a totality that I cannot suppress. The impression you produce upon me is not thesame if I catchsight of youalone ina gardenor if Isee you in the midst of a group of other people, in a living room or on the street.Medardo Rosso: Quoted in Edmond Claris De l'impressionisme en sculpture, 'Medardo Rosso' (1902).
Givea manthesecure possessionof a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden; give him a nine years' lease on a garden, and he will convert it into a desert The magic ofturns sand to gold.PROPERTY1787 Journal entries, 30 Jul and 7 Nov, published in Travels in France and Italy (1794).
Come into the garden, Maud, For the black bat, night, has flown, Come into the garden, Maud, I am here at the gate alone; Maud And the woodbine spices are wafted abroad, And the musk of the rose is blown. For a breeze of morning moves, And the planet of Love is on high, Beginning to faint in the light that she loves On a bed of daffodil sky.Tennyson: 1855 Maud, pt.1, sect.22, stanza1, l.850-9.
Our England is a garden that is full of stately views, Of borders, beds and shrubberies and lawns and avenues, With statues on the terraces and peacocks strutting by; But the Glory of the Garden lies in more than meets the eye.(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling: 1911 'The Glory of the Garden'.
Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing:'Oh, how beautiful!'and sitting in the shade, While better men than we go out and start their working lives At grubbing weeds from gravel paths with broken dinner-knives.(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling: 1911 'The Glory of the Garden'.
Let 'Dig for Victory' be the motto of everyone with a garden and of every able-bodied man and woman capable of digging an allotment in their spare time.1939 Radio broadcast, 3 Oct.
The gallows in my garden, people say, Is new and neat and adequately tall.1915 'Ballade of Suicide'.
And the L God planted a garden eastwards in Eden; and there he put the manwhom he had formed. And out of the ground made the L God to grow every tree that is pleasant for the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.Bible (Old Testament): Genesis 2:8-9.
When Adam and Eve were dispossessed Of the garden hard by Heaven, They planted another one down in the west, 'Twas Devon, glorious Devon!Sir Harold Edwin Boulton: 1902 'Glorious Devon'.
A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.Bible (Old Testament): Song of Solomon 4:12.