Gardens of Eloquence: Rhetoric, Landscape, and Literature in the English Renaissance
In Joseph Andrews Henry Fielding describes the home of the retiring Mr Wilson with obvious approval: ‘No parterres, no fountains, no statues, embellished this little garden’. And Parson Adams agrees, ‘declaring that this was the manner in which the people had lived in the golden age’.1 The lack of the elements of a formal garden here is seen as characteristic of paradise or, since Adams is a classicist, of the locus amoenus.
KeywordsSixteenth Century Literary Tradition Architectural Principle Formal Garden College Garden
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