Paradise Found

The evocative photographs and excellent plant portraits by Clive Nichols, a master of using light to create mood, are equally moving and inspiring. Spread amongst the photographs is a selection of garden related writings.

Author: Clive Nichols

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832733322

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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Gardens of Enchantment shows the world's most beautiful gardens, from English gardens and romantic rose gardens to enchanting nature gardens. The evocative photographs and excellent plant portraits by Clive Nichols, a master of using light to create mood, are equally moving and inspiring.

Paradise Found

“ I wanted you to see Blanca's garden in all its enchantment . " “ And I thought it was spectacular in the daytime ... " Tess murmured , finding her footing to dreamily wander the blooming , nocturnal garden .

Author: Jill Baker

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9780821758311


Page: 156

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Duffy s Hibernian Magazine

We can fancy bim , especially in his latter years , when engaged in the composition of “ Paradise Lost ... beyond that displayed in his Paradise ; so Tasso's deséription of the Elysian Islands , and the gardens and enchantments of ...






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The Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare

The enchanted garden is a leitmotif of Renaissance literature and must have informed the responses of contemporaries ... The garden is revealed in these epic poems to be a false paradise, a charming but perilous illusion, which has the ...

Author: R. Malcolm Smuts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191074160

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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The Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare presents a broad sampling of current historical scholarship on the period of Shakespeare's career that will assist and stimulate scholars of his poems and plays. Rather than merely attempting to summarize the historical 'background' to Shakespeare, individual chapters seek to exemplify a wide variety of perspectives and methodologies currently used in historical research on the early modern period that can inform close analysis of literature. Different sections examine political history at both the national and local levels; relationships between intellectual culture and the early modern political imagination; relevant aspects of religious and social history; and facets of the histories of architecture, the visual arts and music. Topics treated include the emergence of an early modern 'public sphere' and its relationship to drama during Shakespeare's lifetime; the role of historical narratives in shaping the period's views on the workings of politics; attitudes about the role of emotion in social life; cultures of honour and shame and the rituals and literary forms through which they found expression; crime and murder; and visual expressions of ideas of moral disorder and natural monstrosity, in printed images as well as garden architecture.

The Pioneers

One of the many visitors was to describe the house and gardens as “a scene of enchantment, a western paradise, where beauty, wealth, and happiness had found a home.” Others were to call it “the Enchanted Island,” an “Earthly Paradise.

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1501168681

Category: History

Page: 352

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country. As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler’s son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Like so many of McCullough’s subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments. This is a revelatory and quintessentially American story, written with David McCullough’s signature narrative energy.


... by John and Iris and stepped out on the high point of the garden , the scenery was breathtaking - paradise found . ... Times when we long to come upon the door of enchantment , the escape route from the world of noise , strain and ...




Category: Palms


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The Christian Advocate

The doughty burghers had night's lodging , and the next morning , suAnd never , I believe , on all the way Will burdens bear so deep , at last succeeded in capturing their trouble perb as a dawn in paradise , found us more Or pathways ...




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Christian Advocate

... We could not go ; which he said the Robber Knight , Count sweet enchantment it exceeds them both . ... suAnd never , I believe , on all the way at last succeeded in capturing their trouble- perb as a dawn in paradise , found us more ...






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Salvation History

to Rabbi David A. Cooper,70 the Garden of Eden is one of the best known but least understood narrative in biblical ... of human history and, what is more, archaeologically there have been few results found in the excavation, as well.

Author: Sungku Kang

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1643001647

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Salvation history can be thought of as twofold: one is that God Himself personally takes action and the other is God has humans act. An example of the latter is Exodus in which God had Moses lead the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan. The skin garment that God made with slain animals for the fallen Adam is an example of the former. Adam's fall is the very starting point of God's saving acts in human history. In His saving acts, God utilized his sin as the means of salvation. However, God's plan on saving human beings began far ahead of the creation of Adam, for omniscient God already knew of Adam's fall before the world had begun. As Apostle Peter confirms, God's will to save lost sinners was planned from the very beginning and Jesus Christ was chosen before the creation of the world as our Savior. In His saving plan, Almighty God reversed all the negatives that would arise from Adam's fall into positives, triumphing over them by the cross. We need to be clothed in the robe of righteousness, the garments of salvation through Jesus Christ. The fig leaf coverings sewn by human efforts cannot cover our nakedness. In essence, the grace of salvation originates from God, not from fallible humans. Current human history has been heading towards a thorough restoration of God's image. When the full and perfect restoration of God's image is accomplished, salvation history will finally be complete. Although heavily infected by sin, we have constantly been advancing towards the perfect restoration of God's image and likeness. When Jesus Christ returns to us, our defiled image of God will be transformed into His perfect likeness. On the day when He appears, as Apostle John says, we shall be like Him. That day will be the very end of human history. On that very day, at long last, God's redemptive plan will be completed.

The Quiver

... said to him · Thou hast said much here of “ Paradise Lost , " but what hast thou to say about · Paradise Found ? ... Our illustration shows Milton's cottage precisely as it now stands , and is taken from the garden front .




Category: Christian life


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V. 12 contains: The Archer...Christmas, 1877.