One-minute review: “God almighty first planted a garden… the purest of human pleasures… the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man….. There ought to be gardens for all the months of the year.”
“For fountains, they are a great beauty and refreshment, but pools mar all, and make the garden unwholesome and full of flies and frogs.”
Great Essays. Ed. Houston Peterson.
What is an essay? “They are all prefaces. A preface is nothing but a talk with the reader; and they [essays] do nothing else.” Charles Lamb.