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 Garden (g hard).Gardening (g hard). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Gardener (g hard).
Get on, gardener! Get on, you slow and clumsy coachman. The allusion is to a man who is both gardener and coachman.   1
   Gardener. Adam is so called by Tennyson.   2
“From yon blue sky above us bent,
The grand old gardener and his wife [Adam and Eve]
Smile at the claims of long descent.”
Lady Clara Vere de Vere
“Thou, old Adam’s likeness,
Get to dress this garden.”
Shakespeare: Richard II., iii. 6.

 Garden (g hard).Gardening (g hard). 


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