Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Memorandum Books
|Dec. 21. 1771|
‘The pride, the pèrfume of the regions round’ Shenstone. Elegy. 16.
‘The fragrance of the bean’s perfùme’ ib. Ode on rural elegance.
Published in MB, 1:250. Part of a larger section in which TJ is first planning improvements for the grounds at Monticello.
December 21, 1771