The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment Xxix. Concerning The Luxuries Of A Garden.

Picked and plucked garden fruit

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The mass of mankind may be so indifferent to the productions of a garden, that they hardly deserve to enjoy its choicest luxuries. There are many who would not know the difference betwixt a peach gathered and one that had fallen from the tree; or betwixt the strawberries plucked from the bed, and those brought from a fruit-shop, perhaps, gathered with unwashed hands the day before.