The Mower, Against Gardens quotations

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'Luxurious man...
to put his vice in use did after him the world seduce'
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Opposition 'and from the fields the flowers and plants...
... allure where nature was most plain and pure'
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'enclosed...
with in the gardens square a dead and standing pool of air'
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fertiliser
'stupified them while it fed'
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'with strange perfumes..
he did the roses taint, and flowers themselves were taught to paint'
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'learned...
to interline its cheek'
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'one was..
for a meadow sold'
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searching other worlds
'another world was searched, through oceans new, to find the Marvel of Peru'
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man's elevated position
'man that sovereign thing and proud'
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interfering, playing God
'dealt between bark and tree forbidden mixtures there to see'
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'no plant..
..knew the stock from which it came, he grafts upon the wild the tame'
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'uncertain..
..and adulterate fruit'
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'his green seraglio...
..had its eunuchs too lest any tyrant him outdo'
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'he does nature vex..
..to procreate without a sex'
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'tis all..
..enforced the fountain and the grot, while the sweet fields do lie forgot'
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'while willing..
..nature does to all dispense a wild and fragrant innocence'
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'fauns and fairies..
..do the meadows till more by their presence that their skill'
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'their statues, polished by some ancient hand may to adorn the gardens stand...
...but howsoe'er the figures do excel the gods themselves with us do dwell'
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... allure where nature was most plain and pure'

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with in the gardens square a dead and standing pool of air'

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'stupified them while it fed'

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he did the roses taint, and flowers themselves were taught to paint'

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