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Side 85 - His gardens next your admiration call; On every side you look, behold the wall! No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene ; Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other.
Side 534 - For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen. "For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
Side 164 - Wove, in mosaic mode of many a curl, Around the figur'd carpet of the lawn. Hence too deformities of harder cure : The terras mound uplifted ; the long line Deep delv'd of flat canal ; and all that toil, Misled by tasteless fashion, could achieve To mar fair Nature's lineaments divine.
Side 116 - ... their beauty : with this view, gravel walks and neat mown lawns, and in some situations, straight alleys, fountains, terraces, and for aught I know, parterres and cut hedges are in perfect good taste, and infinitely more conformable to the principles which form the basis of our pleasure in these instances, than the docks, and thistles, and litter and disorder, that may make a much better figure in a picture.
Side 22 - Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. Including Some Remarks on Grecian and Gothic Architecture...
Side 398 - This is the best possible explanation for Aristotle, and yet it does not render his definition correct. Poetry is substitutive and suggestive, not imitative; words, not images, are employed; nor let it be supposed, as it too generally is, that words raise the images in our...
Side 112 - ... intricacy, a quality which, though distinct from variety, is so connected and blended with it, that the one can hardly exist without the other. According to the idea I have formed of it, intricacy in landscape might be defined, that disposition of objects which, by a partial and uncertain concealment, excites and nourishes curiosity.
Side 236 - ... there is something unspeakably cheerful in a spot of ground which is covered with trees that smile amidst all the rigours of winter, and give us a view of the most gay season in the midst of that which is the most dead and melancholy.
Side 114 - ... every individual who possesses anything, whether it be mental endowments, or power, or property, obtains respect in proportion as his possessions are known, provided he does not too vainly boast of them ; and it is the sordid miser only who enjoys for himself alone, wishing the world to be ignorant of his wealth. The pleasure of appropriation...