1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Evelyn

Philip Bliss, in Athenae Oxonienses (1815) 4:467n.



Evelyn's garden received greater damage a few years after from Peter the great, czar of Muscovy, to whom he lent Sayes-court, when that prince was studying naval architecture in the dock-yard at Deptford in 1698. The royal visitant had no taste for horticulture, and amused himself by being wheeled through his landlord's ornamental hedges, and over his borders in a wheel-barrow! See Lysons, Environs of London, iv, 363.