An essay on the picturesque by Sir Uvedale Price

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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.

Thicket, thicket, will occasion the road to separate in two parts, leaving a fort of island in the middle *, and of these and numberless other accidents painters have continually availed themselves. 9 The whole passage is excellent, and the poem altogether full of the justest taste, and the nicest discriminations, as well as the most brilliant imagery, and the whole expressed in the happiest, and most poetical style, I should have thought myself very ungrateful, if in a second edition I had not acknowledged the very great pleasure and instruction I had received from it, and added my testimony to that I believe of every other readert In In forests particularly, it is inconceivable how much the various routes in all directions, through the wild thickets, and among the trunks of old trees, add to the intricacy and perplexed appearance of the scenery; an effect that would be totally destroyed if the tracks were all smoothed and made level, and a gravel road, with easy sweeps, made in their room.

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.

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