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  • Very gently he stole out with something in his pocket, and two minutes afterwards was standing on the lawn with his straw hat tilted over his eyes, chattering with Lubin about tubers, corms, and bulbs, potting and bedding-out, and other pleasant mysteries of garden-craft.

    Austin and His Friends

  • He therefore dismissed the matter from his mind, and set about the far more profitable employment of fortifying himself by a morning's devotion to garden-craft, both manual and mental, against the martyrdom (as he called it) that he was to undergo that afternoon.

    Austin and His Friends

  • William Kent made allowance for this idea; but, as a painter, and looking at his native scenery with a painter's eye, he noted its characteristic features -- the gentle undulations, the freshness of the green, the wealth of trees -- and based his garden-craft on these.

    The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times

  • Clearly the principles of French garden-craft had become a widely accepted dogma of taste.

    The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times

  • His writings shew that with him return to Nature was no mere theory, but real earnest; they condemned the popular garden-craft and carpet fashions, and set up in their place the rights of the heart, and free enjoyment of Nature in her wild state, undisturbed by the hand of man.

    The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times

  • Richardson's novels fed the taste for the pleasures of weeping sensibility, and garden-craft fell under its sway.

    The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times

  • Olivia Page could make almost anything grow, as she had abundantly proved, but even her garden-craft could hardly suffice for the setting of a sun-dial on a pedestal of snow-white marble over there where the four triangular rose-beds converged to a circle, and where the south sun would play on it all day long.

    A Bookful of Girls

  • He longed to see the beautiful gardens at the Court again, now that he had obtained a glimpse into the mystic side of garden-craft through the writings of Sir Thomas Browne; he felt intensely curious to pay another visit to the haunted Banqueting Hall, which had a special fascination for him since his own abnormal experiences; and he felt that a confidential talk with Mr St Aubyn himself would do him no end of good.

    Austin and His Friends

  • He rejected all the garnish of garden-craft, even grafted roses and fruit trees, and only admitted indigenous plants which grew outdoors. [

    The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times

  • Shaftesbury [8] (1671-1713), a return to Nature became the principle of English garden-craft in the first half of the eighteenth century. [

    The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times

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