The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Appendix. II. Description of an English Suburban residence, CHESHUNT COTTAGE.

Cheshunt Cottage in London 6

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When these rules were first adopted, the fines were sufficient to afford an annual supper with beer, &c.; but of late the amount has been so small, that Mr. Harrison has found it necessary to add to it to supply beer, &c., for the supper; a proof of the excellent working of the rules. Mr. Harrison remarks that these rules were established about eleven years ago, and that they have been most effective in preventing all slovenly practices; an advantage which he considers as thus purchased at a very cheap rate.