"My own garden is my own garden," said the Giant; "any one can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in it but myself." So he built a high wall all round it, and put up a notice-board.
They used to wander round the high wall when their lessons were over, and talk about the beautiful garden inside.
For fountains, they are a great beauty and refreshment; but pools mar all, and make the garden unwholesome, and full of flies and frogs.
For the main garden, I do not deny, but there should be some fair alleys ranged on both sides, with fruit-trees; and some pretty tufts of fruittrees, and arbors with seats, set in some decent order; but these to be by no means set too thick; but to leave the main garden so as it be not close, but the air open and free.
My garden is surrounded by cornfields and meadows, and beyond are great stretches of sandy heath and pine forests, and where the forests leave off the bare heath begins again; but the forests are beautiful in their lofty, pink-stemmed vastness, far overhead the crowns of softest gray-green, and underfoot a bright green wortleberry carpet, and everywhere the breathless silence; and the bare heaths are beautiful too, for one can see across them into eternity almost, and to go out on to them with one's face towards the setting sun is like going into the very presence of God.
This girl is grieved at my habit of living almost in the garden, and all her ideas as to the sort of life a respectable German lady should lead have got into a sad muddle since she came to me.
He led the way boldly towards the other end of the garden
. They went along a little walk on planks, under a sunny red- brick wall.
She went through the door and found that it was a garden
with walls all round it and that it was only one of several walled gardens
which seemed to open into one another.
The blue-and-silver garden
, like a scene in a theatre, seemed to taunt him with all that tyrannic tenderness against which his worldly authority was at war.
And there are plenty of vegetables left in the garden
. The Winter is still a long way off.
"You speak the language so beautifully: might I ask what you are?" Seen from above the garden
was certainly shabby; but I perceived at a glance that it had great capabilities.
And it was a wonderful coincidence, the good lady thought, that the artist should have planted these scarlet-flowering beans--which the humming-birds sought far and wide, and which had not grown in the Pyncheon garden
before for forty years--on the very summer of Clifford's return.
This done, she returns to the garden
, and approaches the mysterious figure on the lawn.
"And never even go to the Kensington Gardens
?" Peter asked tragically.
Irene's tooth was very favourably known in the Gardens
, where the perambulators used to gather round her to hear whether it had been doing anything to-day, and I would not have grudged David his proprietary pride in it, had he seemed to understand that Irene's one poor little accomplishment, though undeniably showy, was without intellectual merit.