The Garden Guide

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

Enclosure of the goose common in Yorkshire

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The annexed sketch [fig. 192] represents the advantage taken of an act of parliament to enclose a common, where the water, which stood in several small pools, was collected into an apparent river; and the road [see fig. 191], with all the unsightly objects, is now become a line of plantation, forming a pleasing foreground to the richly-wooded distance.