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Monday, January 31, 2005

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"In Garrick's play, The Clandestine Marriage, Lord Ogle is expected to admire an 'octagon summer house mounted on a pole; Serpentine walks so tightly compacted one can hardly see beyond one's nose and garden compartments so small that they might have been in pots'. It reminds me of last summer's dinners in bankerland Fulham, but the date was 1766. " -- The relationship between gardening and writing actually doesn't seem, on the basis of the Robin Lane Fox's article, to be that closer than between writing and anything else, just that most English writers, like most of the English, dream of their gardens as much as they garden.