Wednesday, March 04, 2015


My Utmost Designs

John Evelyn, letter to his uncle William Prettyman (December 2, 1651), in The Letterbooks of John Evelyn, Vol. I: British Museum Add Ms 78298, edd. Douglas D.C. Chambers and David Galbraith (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), pp. 103-104 (at 104):
A Friend, a Booke, and a Garden shall for the future perfectly circumscribe my utmost designes...
Hat tip: Ian Jackson.

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