(Selections From) Observations on Modern Gardening

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1801 - 35 עמודים

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עמוד 4 - ... on a spot of five acres. The passing through the gloom from the grotto to the opening day, the retiring and again assembling shades, the dusky groves, the larger lawn, and the solemnity of the termination at the cypresses that lead up to his mother's tomb, are managed with exquisite judgment ; and though Lord Peterborough assisted him " To form his quincunx, and to rank his vines," those were not the most pleasing ingredients of his little perspective.
עמוד 3 - ... but in the outline they are seldom much regarded. The eye attracted into the depth of the grove passes by little circumstances at the entrance; even varieties in the form of the line do not always engage the attention : they are not so apparent as in a continued thicket, and are scarcely seen, if they are not considerable. But the surface and the outline are not the only circumstances to be attended to. Though a grove be beautiful as an object, it is besides delightful as a spot to walk or to...
עמוד 3 - The prevailing character of a grove is beauty ; fine trees are lovely objects ; a grove is an assemblage of them ; in which every individual retains much of its own peculiar elegance ; and whatever it loses is transferred to the superior beauty of the whole. To a grove, therefore, which admits of endless variety in the disposition of the trees, differences in their shapes and their greens are seldom very important, and sometimes they are detrimental.
עמוד 3 - ... lines in a forest, we are habituated to them in the hedge-rows of fields ; but neither in wild nor in cultivated nature do we ever see trees equidistant from each other : that regularity belongs to art alone. The distances therefore should be strikingly different ; the trees should gather into...
עמוד 5 - ... and followed, and every incident of view turned to advantage. In the mean time how rich, how gay, how picturesque the face of the country! The demolition of walls laying open each improvement, every journey is made through a succession of pictures ; and even where taste is wanting in the spot improved, the general view is embellished by variety. If no...
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עמוד 10 - ... much cost; but greater sums may be thrown away without effect or honour, if there want sense in proportion to money, or if nature be not followed, which I take to be the great rule in this, and perhaps in every thing else, as far as the conduct not only of our lives, but our governments.
עמוד 4 - And yet it was a singular effort of art and taste to impress so much variety and scenery on a spot of five acres. The passing through the gloom from the grotto to the opening day, the retiring and again assembling shades, the dusky groves, the larger lawn, and the solemnity of the termination...
עמוד 12 - ... fountains and water-works. If the hill had not ended with the lower garden, and the wall were not bounded by a common way that goes through the park, they might have added a third quarter of all greens ; but this want is supplied by a garden on the other side the house, which is all of that sort, very wild, shady, and adorned with rough rock-work and fountains.
עמוד 17 - Adieu to canals, circular basons, and cascades tumbling down marble steps, that last absurd magnificence of Italian and French villas. The forced elevation of cataracts was no more. The gentle stream was taught to...

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