"Hoc erat in votis: modus agri non ita magnus,
Hortus ubi et tecto vicinus iugis aquae fons
Et paulum silvae super his foret."
This was one of my prayers: for a parcel of land not so very large,
Which should have a garden and a spring of ever-flowing water near the house,
And a bit of woodland as well as these.
-from Liber Secundis, Satire VI (c. 29 B.C.)
-Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) [Roman poet, b. 65 B.C. - d. 8 B.C.]
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Agriculture and Gardening, Desire and Hope, House and Home, Land, Nature, Natural Resources, Property and Possessions, Real Estate, Rivers and Springs, Trees, Water