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Seven Gardens And A Palace


Seven Gardens And A Palace

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    Eleanor Vere Boyle
Excerpt from book: galleries, or noble buildings, will in itself work out an education or enlarge and elevate the minds of the many ? Must it not be that the mind of a multitude set upon their day's outing needs long cultivation and preparedness to receive such teaching ? And does a Board - school provide it ? But questionings like these I am afraid are characteristic of the didactic dulness we know only too well in some of the light literature of the day! Let us, however, go straight back to the sweet, unfading memories of Hampton Court as it used to be. That deer-haunted west region of Home Park, from which we have wandered, was very wild and unfrequented. Save for perhaps now and again a solitary countryman making his way along the path to the keeper's lodge, rarely did one see a human face there. The shaggy, wide-horned Highland cattle—picturesque and fierce of aspect—seldom penetrated there. In this direction, somewhere near the cratches or cribs used to hold fodder for the deer in winter, lay a large square pond, reflecting a little group of cork trees, the Alcor noque of Spain, growing on its bank. It was a dreary piece of water, and on one day only do I remember its grey monotony disturbed. We were sitting in the cork-tree grove, when on a sudden, all over the whole surface of the pond, were seen to rise up innumerable little fountains. They seemed to be about a foot or so in height, and they played merrily for several minutes, then sank down and disappeared as suddenly as they came, and never were they beheld again! At that dim, distant date, no explanation seems to have been either sought or given. We—in our childish wisdom!—believed the strange sight had to do in some way with the big carp supposed to lie concealed in the mud at the bottom. Very dejected and poor-looking were the weather-...   show more
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