A History of English Gardening, Chronological, Biographical, Literary, and Critical: Tracing the Progress of the Art in this Country from the Invasion of the Romans to the Present Time

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Baldwin & Cradock, 1829 - 445 עמודים
 

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עמוד 284 - Rare, or otherwise interesting Exotic Plants, especially of such as are deserving of being cultivated in our Gardens. 3 vols.
עמוד 82 - A LOVER'S DIARY. Fcap. Svo. 5j. A volume of poems. Parkes (AK). SMALL LESSONS ON GREAT TRUTHS. Fcap. Svo. is. 6d. Parkinson (John). PARADISI IN SOLE PARADISUS TERRESTRIS, OR A GARDEN OF ALL SORTS OF PLEASANT FLOWERS.
עמוד 260 - On this account our English gardens are not so entertaining to the fancy as those in France and Italy, where we see a large extent of ground covered over with an agreeable mixture of garden and forest, which represent every where an artificial rudeness, much more charming than that neatness and elegancy which we meet with in those of our own country.
עמוד 261 - To build, to plant, whatever you intend, To rear the Column, or the Arch to bend, To swell the Terras, or to sink the Grot; In all, let Nature never be forgot. But treat the Goddess like a modest fair, Nor over-dress, nor leave her wholly bare; Let not each beauty ev'ry where be spy'd, Where half the skill is decently to hide. He gains all points, who pleasingly confounds, Surprizes, varies, and conceals the Bounds. Consult the Genius of the Place in all; That tells the Waters or to rise, or fall,...
עמוד 261 - Consult the genius of the place in all ; That tells the waters or to rise or fall ; Or helps th' ambitious hill the heavens to scale, Or scoops in circling theatres the vale, Calls in the country, catches opening glades, Joins willing woods, and varies shades from shades ; Now breaks, or now directs, th' intending lines ; Paints as you plant, and as you work designs.
עמוד 25 - ... the summer-house, as so many reliefs after one is wearied with walking. Near each seat is a little fountain ; and, throughout the whole hippodrome, several -small rills run murmuring along, wheresoever the hand of art thought proper to conduct them, watering here and there different spots of verdure, and, in ! their progress, refreshing the whole.
עמוד 5 - Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?
עמוד 186 - Practical Discourses concerning the four Elements as they relate to the growth of Plants, Svo, 1727.
עמוד 328 - The Planter's Guide; or, a Practical Essay on the best Method of giving immediate Effect to Wood, by the Removal of large Trees...
עמוד 129 - The whole art of husbandry; or, The way of managing and improving of land...

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