Mrs C W Earle/ethel Case: Pot-pourri Mixed By Two - 1914-1st Vintage Gardening For Sale
Pot-Pourri Mixed By Two
Earle, Mrs. C.W. And Miss Ethel Case
Book Description: Smith, Elder, & Co. London, 1914. First Edition. Book Condition: Good- only as the spine has been crudely reinforced with webbing, the spine strip being glued back to the spine. Dust Jacket Condition: No dj. Includes photogravure frontispiece of the author sitting in her garden, tissue guard intact[xiii], 456pp. One additional plate. First Edition. Includes Studies in Bird Migration, Knowledge of the Ancients, Filson Young on Lighthouses, Mrs. Rosss Memoirs, Poem on Italian Freedom, A Sailors Consolation, Forcing Rhubarb, Description of Redhazel Garden, Bishops Waltham Chase, The Dumb Creation, Protecting Plants, Vegetable Garden, Cooking Recipes, and more
Exerpt - At Stratford-on-Avon all the horrible Bacon stories about Shakespeare's writings seem to fly away like evil spirits. All the cottages and the museum part is very well done; and even if it had nothing to do with Shakespeare, it would be deeply interesting, showing the manners and customs of life in country villages in the time of Elizabeth. I am all for early marriages, but that he in honour married at nineteen a girl of twenty-seven may perhaps account for much that was probably a tragic life. How often a clever youth's first love is for a woman much older than himself! One little thing arrested my attention; the rushes used at the time to burn were not covered with grease till long after, but were merely the dried tall rushes from the riverside, held by a kind of candlestick that pinched the dried rush; an impatient soul who wanted more light doubled up his rush--thus the origin of the saying,' burning the candle at both ends,' which had never seemed to me very easy to explain. It was not till much later that what were called rush lights came in, first rushes dipped in grease and then cotton dipped in tallow--though they were still called rush-lights and used as night-lights in nurseries. I can just remember in my childhood these rush-lights that were stuck into Japan pails perforated all over with round holes, and these made strange patterns on the walls and ceilings--agitating to a feverish child. The memory of Shakespeare so overshadows everything at Stratf ord-on-Avon, it is difficult to think anything else really matters. The stone bridge is fine, and was built in Henry VII.'s time, so Shakespeare must often have crossed it. 'Plant Lore and Garden Craft of Shakespeare,' by Canon Ellacombe, as well as a little book by Sidney Beisly called' Shakespeare's Garden,' are rather fascinating for gardeners
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