Title: European and Japanese gardens; papers read before the American Institute of Architects ..
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Brown, Glenn, 1854-1932 Hamlin, A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster), 1855-1926 Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston), 1860-1951 Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931 Honda, Kinkichiro, 1850-1921
Subjects: Gardens Gardens
Publisher: Philadelphia, H.T. Coates & Co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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wn, thoughthe knew it all better than the cleverest of others, made changesfrom beginning to end during the progress of the work ; andindulged, without a thought of the other man, in all thoseannoyances which, if they were not at times so difficult tobear with, we should call petty. But with all that, he recog-nized very substantially, in honors, in pecuniary grants, and,best of all, in enlarged opportunities for work, his indebted-ness to those who worked for him. Le Notre was a consum-mate courtier, never for a moment presuming to a semblanceof social equality with the great nobles for whom he worked ;but at the same time giving rein, in their presence, to thecharming child-like good nature and enthusiasm w hich was soimportant a factor in his success. Those who employed himloved him, and he made his way, and got his way, quite asmuch, probably, by the exercise of his personal charm as bybringing into play the more masterful powers of his intellect. 124 European and Japanese Gardens
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French Gardening and Its Master In the midst of pompous formality he was a playful child, andthe great world liked the contrast. At one time in his careerhe visited Italy, wishing to see what had been done there inhis art. While in Rome he was summoned to the presenceof the Pope, Innocent XI. The great prelate entered intofamiliar conversation with the gardener, complimented himupon his wonderful successes, and expressed regret that hehad never had the opportunity of seeing his work. Le Notreentered into the subject with enthusiasm, abandoned all for-mality, assured the Pope that he must visit France, and see hisVersailles. At this, Innocent protested as being too old toundertake such a journey. But your holiness is still vigor-ous, cried Le Notre, and I wager will bury the entire collegeof cardinals ! With that he threw his arms about the Popesneck and kissed him effusively,—an unheard-of liberty, whichseems to have delighted the head of the churh. One is left to
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