Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818 / Sketches and hints on landscape gardening : collected from designs and observations now in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally made : the whole tending to establish fixed principles in the art of laying out ground
[Concerning park scenery. cont.], p. 41
41 'Secondly. By the interesting line of a road winding through the lawn. Thirdly. By the introduction of cattle to enliven the scene; and, Lastly, By the appearance of a seat on the knoll; and a part of the house, with its proposed altera- tions, displaying its turrets and pinnacles amongst the trees. ' To the common observer, the beauties of Wembly may appear to need no improvement; but it is the duty of my profession to discover how native charms may be heightened by the assistance of ' taste: and that even beauty itself may be rendered more beautiful, this place will furnish a striking example.' indeed it cannot be too often inculcated, that a large lake without boats, is a dreary waste of water, and a large lawn without cattle, is one of the melancholy appendages of solitary grandeur observable in the pleasure-grounds of the past century.
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