An essay on the picturesque by Sir Uvedale Price

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3. fir an, read and. 249. 1. 13. for what a multitude, read what such a multitude. 290. 1. 3. for well, read dwell. 291. 1. 3. far can be, read is. 舒 1. 4. for be, read can be. 360. note, 1. 5. from the bottom, for have, read hath. 36-. 1. ult. for have, read hath. f I ^ HERE is no country, I believe (if we except China) where the art of laying out grounds is so much cultivated as it now is in England. Formerly the decorations near the house were in finitely more magnificent and expensive thari they are at present; but the embellishments of what are called the grounds, and of all the extensive scenery round the place, was much less attended to; and, in general, the park, with all its timber and thickets, was left in a state Vol.

125. 1. 9. /" seldoms, read seldom. 207. L 17. fur opposites, read opposite. 238. 1. 3. fir an, read and. 249. 1. 13. for what a multitude, read what such a multitude. 290. 1. 3. for well, read dwell. 291. 1. 3. far can be, read is. 舒 1. 4. for be, read can be. 360. note, 1. 5. from the bottom, for have, read hath. 36-. 1. ult. for have, read hath. f I ^ HERE is no country, I believe (if we except China) where the art of laying out grounds is so much cultivated as it now is in England. Formerly the decorations near the house were in finitely more magnificent and expensive thari they are at present; but the embellishments of what are called the grounds, and of all the extensive scenery round the place, was much less attended to; and, in general, the park, with all its timber and thickets, was left in a state Vol.

The winter torrents, * The manner in which improvers may profit by the Jucky effects of accident and neglect (for I do not mean to fay that they are always lucky) is fully discussed in my letter to Mr. Repton. The principle, which is here exiemplified in trees and hollow lanes, extends to objects of much greater importance, to every species of improvement, even to the highest and most important of air, that of government. Neither improvers,nor legislators will leave rents, in some places wash down the mould from the upper grounds, and form projections of various shapes, which, from the fatness of the foil, are generally enriched with the most luxuriant vegetation; in other parts, they tear the banks into deep hollows, discovering the different * strata of earth, and the shaggy roots of trees; these hollows are frequently overgrown with wild roses, with honeysuckles, periwincles, leave every thing to neglect and accident; but it certainly is wife in both, by carefully observing all the effects which have arisen from them, to learn how to take advantage of future changes, and, above all, to learn that most useful lesion, not to suppress the.

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