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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV. 1876–79.


On Lord Cobham’s Gardens

By Nathaniel Cotton (1707–1788)

IT puzzles much the sages’ brains

Where Eden stood of yore;

Some place it in Arabia’s plains,

Some say it is no more.

But Cobham can these tales confute,

As all the curious know;

For he has proved beyond dispute

That Paradise is Stowe.