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.
There is a garden in her face, Where roses and white lilies grow, A heavenly paradise is that place, Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow. There cherries grow, which none may buy Till 'Cherry ripe!'themselves do cry.thomas campion: 1617 Fourth Book of Airs,'There is a Garden in her Face'.
Here one is in Later Life, and it's perfectly pleasant really, not for a moment that garden of cactus and sour grapes I'd always assumed it must be.James Ingram Merrill: 1972 Letter to a friend at age 46.
I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen: A chapel was built in the midst Where I used to play on the green.william blake: 1794 Songs of Experience,'The Garden of Love'.
Oh thou, that dear and happy isle The garden of the world ere while, Thou paradise of four seas, Which heaven planted us to please, But, to exclude the world, did guard With watery if not flaming sword; What luckless apple did we taste, To make us mortal, and thee waste?Andrew Marvell: c.1650-1652 'Upon Appleton House, to My Lord Fairfax' (published1681), stanza 41.
Beauteous the fleet before the gale; Beauteous the multitudes in mail, Rank'd arms and crested heads: Beauteous the garden's umbrage mild, Walk, water, meditated wild, And all the bloomy beds.Christopher Smart: 1763 A Song to David, stanza 78.
In a coign of the cliff between lowland and highland, At the sea-down's edge between windward and lee, Walled round with rocks as an inland island, The ghost of a garden fronts the sea.algernon charles swinburne: 1878 Poems and Ballads (2nd edn),'A Forsaken Garden'.
Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees That half a proper gardener's work is done upon his knees, So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray For the Glory of the Garden that it may not pass away! 474(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling: 1911 'The Glory of the Garden'.
God Almighty first planteda garden; and indeed, it isthe purest of human pleasures.Bacon, Francis,Viscount St Albans: 1625 Essays, no.46,'Of Gardens'.
The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God's Heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.Dorothy Frances Gurney: 1913 'God's Garden'.
God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.Abraham Cowley: 1668 Essays, in Verse and Prose,'The Garden'.
And when the woman saw that the tree wasgood for food, and that it waspleasanttothe eyes,and atreetobe desired to make one wise she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also to her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them bothwere opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the L God walking inthegarden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the L God amongst the trees of the garden.Bible (Old Testament): Genesis 3:6-8. In the GenevaBible of1560, the word'aprons'was rendered'breeches', and the versionwas therefore known as the Breeches Bible.
Our two first parents, yet the only two Of mankind, in the happy garden placed, Reaping immortal fruits of joy and love, Uninterrupted joy, unrivalled love In blissful solitude.john milton: 1665 Paradise Lost (published1667), bk.3, l.65-9.
I have a garden of my own, But so with roses overgrown, And lilies, that you would it guess To be a little wilderness.Andrew Marvell: c.1650-1652 'The Nymph Complaining for the Death of her Fawn' (published1681).
My VanGoghisbetter than Irises.Ihavethewholegarden.Armand Hammer: On ranking his own Van Gogh, Hospital at Saint-Re my, over the Irises that brought »53.9 million at auction. In Connoisseur, Jan 1991.
Que la mort me trouve plantant mes choux, mais nonchalant d'elle, et encore plus de monjardinimparfait. I would like death to come to me while I am planting cabbages, caring little for death and even less for the imperfection of my garden.Michel Eyquem de Montaigne: 1580 Essais, bk.1, ch.20 (translated by Charles Cotton).