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Inscription at the Green Garden of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens

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Dumbarton Oaks
Somnia Sub Patulis Videant Nascentia Ramis
Sidera Fausa Ferant Omnia Et Usque Bona

Testimonio Amicitiae
Beatricis Farrand
Nec Illorum Immemores Qui Postero Aevo
Vitas Veritati Erunendae Impenderint
Hanc Tabelllam Posuerunt
Robertus Woods Bliss Uxorque Mildred

With these words, Mildred Bliss honored Beatrix Farrand for both the garden and the close friendship the two women shared.

In Garden Ornament at Dumbarton Oaks, the Latin is translated as May they see dreams springing from the spreading bough; may fortunate stars always bring them good omens. Witness to the friend of Beatrix Farrand, not unmindful of those who in a later age shall have spent their lives bringing forth the truth. This tablet has been placed by Robert Woods Bliss and his wife Mildred.

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