Quotation by Sarah Fielding

He could walk, or rather turn about in his little garden, and feel more solid happiness from the flourishing of a cabbage or the growing of a turnip than was ever received from the most ostentatious show the vanity of man could possibly invent. He could delight himself with thinking, "Here will I set such a root, because my Camilla likes it; here, such another, because it is my little David's favorite."
Sarah Fielding (1710–1768), British novelist. The Adventures of David Simple, Volume the Last, bk. 6, ch. 7 (1753).
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