Punch,  5 (1843), 206.

Punch Among the Roses





Botany, Horticulture, Education, Taxonomy, Amusement, Aesthetics

    Believes botany and horticulture are eminently 'liberal' sciences. Adds that 'we mean by Botany, the knowledge—and by Horticulture, the cultivation—of plants and flowers, in subservience to utility and to the gratification of the sense of Beauty. It is, we apprehend, through their operation on this sense, that they ameliorate the mind'. Thinks the 'botanical researches' in the recently improved Kensington Gardens 'tend to soften' the manners of visitors.

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