This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
'"Sir, I am glad to see sometimes in your notes that you have an eye to the park affairs. A 'guard' so-called, is a man who has great difficulty to know how to pass his time, and what he shall do with his arms and legs; weary is the day to this appointee, and if he were examined beforehand to discover whether he knew a thistle for instance, or two or three more weeds, especially when they are so ready to drop seeds all over the park, and then instructed to pull and destroy the noxious plants, he might find a delightful occupation, and a change from his ennui. - One of the people.""