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Pleasance  n.  
Pleasure; merriment; gayety; delight; kindness. (Archaic) "Full great pleasance." "A realm of pleasance."
A secluded part of a garden. (Archaic) "The pleasances of old Elizabethan houses."

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"Pleasance" Quotes from Famous Books

... will shed, Where once were fruit-trees yielding meat; Thick bays will screen the midday range Of fiercest suns. Not such the rule Of Romulus, and Cato sage, And all the bearded, good old school. Each Roman's wealth was little worth, His country's much; no colonnade For private pleasance wooed the North With cool "prolixity of shade." None might the casual sod disdain To roof his home; a town alone, At public charge, a sacred fane Were honour'd with ...
— Odes and Carmen Saeculare of Horace • Horace

... fair Snawdoun! [Stirling] with thy towers hie, Thy chapel-royal, park, and table round; May, June, and July would I dwell in thee, Were I a man to hear the birdis sound, Which doth against the royal rock rebound. Adieu, Lithgow! whose palace of pleasance Meets not its peer ...
— Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Complete • George Gilfillan

... Chauny is rebuilt this convent might be left as a monument historique, for, ringed by its perfumed pleasance, it is a ...
— Everyman's Land • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

Words linked to "Pleasance" :   sexual pleasure, comfort, pleasant, delight, retreat, feeling, pleasure, pain

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