Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818 / Observations on the theory and practice of landscape gardening: including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture, collected from various manuscripts, in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally written; the whole tending to establish fixed principles in the respective arts
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a foreground, and lead the eye to each of those scenes, which are too wide apart ever to be considered as one landscape. In the adjoining sketch I have endeavoured to shew the effect of planting this hill, leaving part of the rock to break out among the trees. In a line of such extent, and where the angle nearest the house will be rather acute, it may be necessary to hide part, and to soften off the corner of the plantation by a few scattered single trees in the manner I have attempted to represent. Among the future uses of the hill plantation it may be men- tioned, that the shape which the ground most naturally seems to direct for the outline of this wood is such as will hereafter give opportunity to form the most interesting walk that imagi- nation can suggest; because from a large crescent of wood on a knowl the views must be continually varying, while by a judi- cious management of the small openings, and the proper direc- tion of the walks, the scenery in the park will be shewn under different circumstances of foreground with increased beauty.
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