The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment Xxi. From A Report Concerning Frome House, Dorsetshire.

Frome House, before and after sketches

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The sketch subjoined [fig. 204], is an accurate portrait of the present view from the south-east front of the house, encumbered by barns, and the water is seen in the furrows along the side of the willow copse. At present, the view is neither land nor water; but, by digging a channel to connect with the line of the river, the water will become the boundary of the dressed ground near the house; while a pleasing intricacy will be occasioned by the contrasted forms of bridges to connect the several islands; and the landscape, without being bold, or romantic, will become interesting and picturesque [see fig. 205].