The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphrey Repton, Esq: Being His Entire Works on These Subjects

editor, 1840 - 619 Seiten

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Seite 83 - 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.
Seite 517 - To build, to plant, whatever you intend. To rear the column, or the arch to bend, To swell the terrace, or to sink the grot; In all, let nature never be forgot.
Seite iii - REPTON, Esq.; being his entire works on these subjects. New Edition, with an historical and scientific Introduction, a systematic Analysis, a Biographical Notice, Notes, and a copious alphabetical Index. By JC LOUDON, FLS &c.
Seite 337 - ALL rational improvement of grounds is, necessarily, founded on a due attention to the character and situation^ of the place to be improved...
Seite 530 - 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.
Seite 27 - To improve the scenery of a country, and to display its native beauties with advantage, is an Art which originated in England, and has therefore been called English Gardening...
Seite 20 - Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. Including Some Remarks on Grecian and Gothic Architecture...
Seite 234 - ... 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.
Seite 112 - ... 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...
Seite 234 - I do hold it, in the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens for all the months in the year; in which severally things of beauty may be then in season.

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