Historical Garden Books: The lure of the garden by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1911) – 49 in a series


Historical Garden Books: The lure of the garden by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1911) – 49 in a series

Historical Garden Books: The lure of the garden by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1911) - 49 in a seriesHistorical Garden Books: The lure of the garden by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1911) - 49 in a series

Historical Garden Books: The lure of the garden by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1911) - 49 in a seriesHistorical Garden Books: The lure of the garden by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1911) - 49 in a series

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THE LURE OF THE GARDEN

INTRODUCTION

IN spite of its material of green leaf and fragrant flower, a garden is the work of man. It requires human care, human companionship, human love; and yields a return that is peculiarly mingled of nature and art, bestowing upon any who enter its exquisite precincts something of the sanity, wholesomeness, and simplicity of the world of out-of-doors, together with the better portion of the grace, interest, and social charm of the world within the house. Its fountains murmur a lilt not too distant from the laughter or the tears of those who carved the stone basins into which the water drips. In bower and green way a compre- hending solitude lies waiting for whoever comes to seek its quiet pleasures, and there is hardly a mood known to man for which the garden has neither solace nor inspiration. While any gathering of friends or comrades becomes more intimate there, where even the shyest takes heart of grace, where the most self-con- scious forgets to pose, where words come readily to the silent, and where silence is never irksome.



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