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" Roses, damask and red, are fast flowers of their smells; so that you may walk by a whole row of them, and find nothing of their sweetness; yea, though it be in a morning's dew. "
The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 483
by Francis Bacon - 1858
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 144

Henry Mills Alden, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells, Frederick Lewis Allen - American literature - 1922
...flowers and plants that do best perfume the air. Roses, damask and red, are fast flowers of their smell, so that you may walk by a whole row of them and find...their sweetness; yea, though it be in a morning's dew. Observe, please, his use of the expression. "fast flowers of their smell "! Since his day we have lost...
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University Lectures Delivered by Members of the Faculty in the Free Public ...

University of Pennsylvania - 1917
...Delight, than to know what be the Flowers and Plants that do best perfume the Air. Roses, Damask and Red, are fast Flowers of their Smells, so that you may...nothing of their Sweetness; yea, though it be in a morning Dew. Bays likewise yield no smell as they grow, Rosemary little, nor Sweet-Marjoram. That,...
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The Journal of Home Economics, Volume 7

Home economics - 1915
...of its smell, as Lord Bacon noticed (when writing of gardens one may surely quote him twice): "And you may walk by a whole row of them and find nothing of their sweetness." From the rose-garden starts a long rectangle of three walled potagers in a suite, opening into each...
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The English Familiar Essay: Representative Texts

William Frank Bryan, Ronald Salmon Crane - English essays - 1916 - 471 pages
...delight, than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air. Roses, damask and red, are fast flowers of their smells; so that you may...no smell as they grow. Rosemary little; nor sweet marjoram. That which above all others yields the sweetest smell in the air, is the violet, specially...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...delight, than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air. Roses, damask and red, are fast flowers of their smells, so that you may...sweetness; yea, though it be in a morning's dew. Bays like- [go wise yield no smell as they grow. Rosemary little; nor sweet marjoram. That which above all...
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A Treasury of English Prose

Logan Pearsall Smith - English prose literature - 1920 - 237 pages
...delight than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air. Roses, damask and red, are fast flowers of their smells; so that you may...no smell as they grow; Rosemary little, nor Sweet Marjoram. That which, above all others, yields the sweetest smell in the air is the Violet, specially...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

Literature - 1909
...delight, than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air. Roses, damask and red, are fast flowers" of their smells; so that you may...no smell as they grow. Rosemary little; nor sweet marjoram. That which above all others yields the sweetest smell in the air is the violet, specially...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1999 - 216 pages
...know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air. Roses, damask and red,* are fast14 flowers of their smells; so that you may walk by a...no smell as they grow. Rosemary little; nor sweet marjoram. That which above all others yields the sweetest smell in the air, is the violet, specially...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air. Roses, damask and red,0 are fast0 flowers of their smells; so that you may walk by a whole row of them, and find nothing of0 their sweetness; yea though it be in a morning's dew. Bays likewise yield no smell as they grow....
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English Pleasure Gardens

Rose Standish Nichols - Gardening - 2003 - 293 pages
...and Plants that do best perfume the Air. Roses, Damask and Red, are fast Flowers of their Smells2; so that you may walk by a whole row of them, and find...nothing of their Sweetness; yea though it be in a Mornings Dew. Bays, likewise, yield no Smell as they grow; Rosemary little, nor Sweet Marjoram: that...
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