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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1395
AUTHOR: Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804)
QUOTATION: A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden.
ATTRIBUTION: ALEXANDER HAMILTON, letter to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, December 29, 1802.—The Works of Alexander Hamilton, ed. John C. Hamilton, vol. 6, p. 551 (1851).
SUBJECTS: Politicians