Elijah Fenton

Variety of Nature  Today is the anniversary of the death of the English writer and poet Elijah Fenton. His tomb is ornamented with a pair of sleeping angels. Alexander Pope composed his epitaph. The first two lines are inspired by the poet Richard Crashaw. At Easthamstead, Berks, 1729 THIS modest stone, what few vain marbles…

Read More
20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate an English poet who was good friends with Alexander Pope. We’ll also learn about the French painter, famous for his landscapes. We celebrate the co-creator of a new hybrid of popcorn called “snowflake.” We also celebrate some of the flowers of the July garden with some poetry. We Grow That Garden Library™…

Read More