1664 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Evelyn

Abraham Cowley, in Russell, Book of Authors (1860) 82.



I know no man that possesses more private happiness than you do in your garden, and yet no man who makes his happiness more publick by a free communication of the art and knowledge of it to others. All I am able yet to do is only to recommend to mankind the search of that felicity which you instruct them how to find and enjoy.