Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Memorandum Books

‘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.
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December 21, 1771
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