The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment X. On Gothic Outline.

Stanage Park scenery

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In the wild scenery of Stanage Park, how discordant would appear the three window-bows of these modern scarlet sins against good taste; or, how sprucely would glitter the white-washed villa from the neighbourhood of the capital! Yet some house must be erected, or the park becomes a forest, no longer adapted to the purposes of human habitation. This leads me to the consideration of the character which it ought to assume.