1629 Paradisus of John Parkinson

David Pilling pbs@pilling.demon.co.uk
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 04:46:03 PST

In message <1392332013.52795.YahooMailNeo@web121303.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>, 
Jim McKenney <jamesamckenney@verizon.net> writes
>Well, David, wouldn't you agree that although we use the same word, 
>paradise, to describe these traditions, do they really have much in 

More the concept. I'm not in a position to doubt the English garden is 
better than the rest.

I found this quote on the PBS wiki:

"He that has two cakes of bread, let him sell one of them for some 
flowers of the Narcissus, for bread is food for the body, but Narcissus 
is food of the soul."

--The prophet Muhammad

Lilies seem popular in Iran.

Does history record if the paradise was for the people doing the 
weeding/mowing/watering or the ones hanging about contemplating.

I think other cultures have the concept of exceptional gardens where the 
gods live. Maybe that shades into gardeners imagining how things could 

David Pilling
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