Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 268–69.




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New Monthly Magazine


Horticulture, Natural History, Botany, Reading

    In a wide-ranging appreciation of flowers, observes that books are more enjoyed in 'the flower-garden alcove' and the 'library ornamented with flowers' than elsewhere. Asserts: 'To enjoy reading under such circumstances most, works of imagination are preferable to abstract subjects. Poetry and romance [...] ligher history [...] or natural history—these are best adapted to peruse amidst sweets and flowers: in short, any species of writing that does not keep the mind too intently fixed to allow the senses to wander occasionally over the scene around, and to catch the beauty of the rich vegetation'. (269)

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