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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.
 


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