The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment XIII. Concerning Interiors.

Covered passages

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It would be endless to describe the various methods of attaching such covered passages to a house: and, without a plan, as well as drawings, it would be impossible to render the subject intelligible. To make a house in the country perfect, we must consider in what it principally differs from a house in London: and it is to the inconsistency, I might almost say the folly, and vanity, of transplanting city costumes and fashions into the retirement of rural life, that much bad taste may be ascribed. Some remarks on this subject may not be misplaced, where the comfort, convenience, and elegance of habitation, are to be considered.