or gardener, yet, thanks to walks and garden-work of Strawberry Hill, lived to the same age. Philip Milles was an octogenarian.
Lord Kames was aged thirty-seven at his death (1782). Arthur Young, though struggling with blindness in his later years, had accumulated such stock of vitality by his out-door life as to bridge him well over into the present century: he died in 1820, aged seventy-nine.
Parson Trusler, notwithstanding his apothecary-schooling, lived to be eighty.
In 1826 died Joseph Cradock of the 'Village Memoirs,' and a devoted horticulturist, aged eighty-five. Three years after, (1820,) Sir Uvedale Prite bade final adieu to his delightful seat of Foxley, at the age of eighty-three. Sir John Sinclair lived fairly into our own time, (1835,) and was eighty-one at his death.
William Speechley, whom Johnson calls the best gardener of his time, and who established the first effective system of hot-house culture for pines in England, died in 1819, aged eighty-six; and in the