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The Daily Dispatch: January 18, 1865., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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t effective system of hot-house culture for pines in England, died in 1819, aged eighty-six; and in the same year, William Marshal, a voluminous agricultural writer and active farmer, died at the age of eighty. And I must mention one more, Dr. Andrew Duncan, a Scotch physician, who cultivated his garden with his own hands — inscribing over the entrance gate 'Hine salus'--and who was the founder of the Horticultural Society of Edinburg. This hale old doctor died in 1828, at the extreme age of life he never omitted going up to the top of Arthur's Seat every May-day morning to bathe his forehead in the summer's dew. As a country liver, I like to contemplate and to boast of the hoary age of these veterans. The inscription of good old Dr. Duncan was not exaggerated. Every man who digs his own garden, and keeps the weeds down thoroughly, may truthfully place the same writing over the gate--'Hine salus,' (wherever he may place his 'Hine pecunia.) Noris the comparative safety of gardenin