Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 7 (1834), 172–74.

The Garden

R S, Halstead




Horticulture, Amusement, Education, Progress, Acclimatization, Entomology, Ancient Authorities, Superstition, Unbelief, Biblical Authority

People mentioned:

William Paley

    Observes that the 'cultivation of a garden is an almost endless source of amusement and instruction', and that '[e]ven the kitchen garden has charms'. Comments on the number of improvements that have been effected in 'the character of our vegetables', and on the introduction of new ones. (172) Remarks on the 'contrivances' of bees in obtaining honey. Relates the aversion of Pythagoras and other ancients to beans: 'Such is the sublime philosophy, which sceptics have presumed to put in competition with the oracles of truth' . (173) Concludes by relating some biblical allusions to the practices of horticulture.

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