On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening

with Biographical Notices of Them, 2nd edition, with considerable additions

Author: Samuel Felton
Published: 1830
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,391 / 248 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 301
Added to site: 2008.06.13
mnybks.net#: 21201
Genre: Biography
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rdaloue, Rapin, composoit sa petite cour,"--and whom Rapin invokes, not only in his poem on gardens,

My flowers aspiring round your brows shall twine, And in immortal wreaths, shall all their beauties join;

but in his letters, preserved with those of Rabutin de Bussy, he paints in high terms the name of Lamoignon, and frequently dwells on his retreat at Baville. Mons. Rab. de Bussy, in a letter to Rapin, says: "Que Je vous trouve heureux d'avoir deux mois à passer à Baville, avec Mons. le presidant! Il est admirable à Paris; mais il est aimable à sa maison de campagne, et vous savez qu'on a plus de plaisir à aimer qu'à admirer." On his death, Rapin thus speaks of him: "Il n'y eut jamais une plus belle ame jointe à un plus bel esprit. Le plus grand de tous les éloges est, que le peuple l'a pleuré; et chacun s'est plaint de sa mort comme de la perte d'un ami, ou de celle d'un bienfacteur."

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