Plaw, John, 1744 or 5-1820 / Sketches for country houses, villas, and rural dwellings; calculated for persons of moderate income, and for comfortable retirement.
Preface., pp. -8
- : ~~~~~('5 ) - T~irdly, The ivfpe~s or -expfure, both with regard to the fun and the pre- *-' i t winds ofT the country. "Fourthly, The fhape of the ground near the Houfe. -*' Ffthly,, The views firom -t1 feeral apartments. 'Si3hXy, The numerous 6jeds of comfort: ffuL+h as a dry foil, a fupply Of gaod water, proper fpace for offices, with various other converiences effential to : a' ie in the ounti and which in a town may femetimes be difpenmfr with, or at leaft very differently dipofed. OIl is hardly poffible to arrange thefe fix confiderations according to their re- Ipeaive weight or Influence, whikh mttft depend on a comparifon of one withk the other, under a variety of circumftances; and even on the partiality of ind-i viduAls in affixing diffierent degrees of importance to each confideration. Hence it-is *lwieus, that there can be no danger of famenefs in any -two defins con- Au&,ed an principles thus eftablifhed; fince, in every different fituation, tome one ormoreof thefe confiderations mufi preponderate; and the -moft -ational deci- fion will refult from a combined view of all the feparate advantages or diiiin- tages to be forefeen from each. ' Befides -the charader which the iflyle and fize of the Houfe will cotnAr Qn a VIlace, there js a -naturalkhara5er .qfcountry, which muft influence the fite and difpolition of an Houfe; and though in the country there is not -the fame oc- calion as in towns, for placing offices under ground, or for fetting the principal apartments on a bafement ftory, as it is ar -more defirable to walk from -the Houfe on the fame level with the ground; yet there are fituations which require toberifed abovecthe x ntural.furface: this is-the cafe at Welbeck, where the Parkmnotonly abounds with -bold and confpicuous inequalities, but in -many plaes Thereare alm6ft imperceptible -fwellings in the ground, which-art would in vaminattempt to remedy, from their vaft breadth; 'though -they afe -evident defe&s*whever they appear to cut acrofsXthe flers of trees, -and hide only bWlf th6ei trunks;,- forifthe wbolearunik were rifedly hidJ;y- futhA fwvekl, the ijury -wo beklfs, becautethe imagnation is a4ways ray toiinkt4 e v nd--raife the-hill,-if.t kod I-its, rtsty fe ual ndard -f of 0 - 3 t < B 4 - furement.
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