The artists repository and drawing magazine: exhibiting the principles of the polite arts in their various branches — 3.1789

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Of thickest covert was in woven shade :
Laurel and myrtle, and what higher grew
Of firm and fragrant leaf; on either side
Acanthus, and each odorous bushy shrub
Fenced up the verdant wall; each beauteous ssower.
Iris all hues, roses, and jessamine
Rear’d high their ssourish’d heads between, and wrought
Mosaic ; underfoot the violet,
Crocus, and Hyacinth, with rich inlay
Broidered the ground, more coloured than with flone
Os costliest emblem :-—■
The traces of this “ shady lodge” are not ob-
literated among his posterity; nor will be,
while hets (a tree) bears any resemblance to
huts, or its derivatives, in more than one
What might be his abode after his expulsion
from bliss, or what kind of city Cain might
eredt, we know/ not: possibly the fortress of
his security was no more than a composition of
mud-walls, and reeds; rather exposing than
concealing the trembling vagabond.
o o o
I confess in my opinion, I think, the Ante-
diluvians had little occasion for the studv of
Architecture; for we mull not conceive of
things then as we experience them now. It is
likely, the earth then was not only more fertile,
but also more temperate; the seasons less ri-
gorous, and the wants of human life notso nu-

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