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IMPRIMÉ à STRAWBERRY-HILL, par T. KIRGATE,

M DCC LXXXV.

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MODERN GARDENING.

ARDENING was probably one of the first arts that succeeded to that of building houses, and naturally attended property and individual polesion. Culinary, and afterwards medici

nal herbs, were the objects of every head of a family: it became convenient to have them within reach, without seeking them at random in woods, in meadows, and on mountains, as often as they were wanted. When the earth ceased to furnish Spontaneously all these primitive luxuries, and culture became requiste, separate inclosures for rearing herbs grew expedient. Fruits were in the same predicament, and those most in use or that demand attention, must have entered into and extended the domestic inclosure. The good man Noah, we are told, planted a vineyard, drank of the wine, and was drunken, and every body knows the consequences. Thus we acquired kitchen-gardens, orchards, and

vineyards.

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