includes "On modern gardening"

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H. G. Bohn, 1849
 

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Página 791 - With mazy error under pendent shades Ran nectar, visiting each plant, and fed Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice Art In beds and curious knots, but Nature boon Pour'd forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain...
Página 792 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Página 794 - This was Moor Park when I was acquainted with it, and the sweetest place, I think, that I have seen in my life, either before or since, at home or abroad...
Página 787 - The tricks of waterworks to wet the unwary, not to refresh the panting spectator, and parterres embroidered in patterns like a petticoat, were but the childish endeavours of fashion and novelty to reconcile greatness to what it had surfeited on. To crown these impotent displays of false taste...
Página 795 - It must have been a fine genius for gardening, that could have thought of forming such an unsightly hollow into so beautiful an area, and to have hit the eye with so uncommon and agreeable a scene as that which it is now wrought into.
Página 791 - How from that sapphire fount the crisped brooks Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold...
Página 878 - The Compleat Gentleman: Fashioning Him absolute in the most Necessary and Commendable Qualities concerning Mind or Body, that may be required in a Person of Honor.
Página 795 - ... imagination is employed in contriving figures, where the beauty shall be great, and strike the eye, but without any order or disposition of parts that shall be commonly or easily observed: and though we have hardly any notion of this sort of beauty, yet they have a particular word to express it, and where they find it hit their eye at first sight, they say the sharawadgi is fine or is admirable, or any such expression of esteem.
Página 909 - A Faithorne sculpsit is a charm can save From dull oblivion and a gaping grave.
Página 795 - Planting, and say a Boy, that can tell an Hundred, may plant Walks of Trees in straight Lines, and overagainst one another, and to what Length and Extent he pleases. But their greatest Reach of Imagination is employed in contriving Figures, where the Beauty shall be great, and strike the Eye, but without any Order or Disposition of Parts, that shall be commonly or easily observ'd.

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