If Everton were playing down at the bottom of my garden, I'd draw the curtains.Quoted in ColinJarmanThe Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
John Bunyan, while he had a surpassing genius, would not condescend to cull his language from the garden of flowers; but he went into the hayfield and the meadow, and plucked up his language by the roots, and spoke out in the words that the people used in their cottages.Charles Spurgeon, p. 482. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
The honey-bee that wanders all day long The field, the woodland, and the garden o'er, To gather in his fragrant winter store, Humming in calm content his winter song, Seeks not alone the rose's glowing breast, The lily's dainty cup, the violet's lips, But from all rank and noxious weeds he sips The single drop of sweetness closely pressed Within the poison chalice.Anne C. Lynch Botta, The Lesson of the Bee.
"Horas non numero nisi serenas." There stands in the garden of old St. Mark A sun dial quaint and gray. It takes no heed of the hours which in dark Pass o'er it day by day. It has stood for ages amid the flowers In that land of sky and song. "I number none but the cloudless hours," Its motto the live day long.William C. Doane, Of a Sun Dial in Venice.
After all these years I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the garden with her than inside it without her.Mark Twain, in The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain, p.202
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