The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment XxxIII. Extracted From The Report On Sherringham Bower, In Norfolk, A Seat Of Abbot Upcher, Esq. Situation.

The sea near Sherringham Hall and Park

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THE SEA. The view of the sea at Sherringham is not like that of the Bay of Naples, or even the southern coasts of England: the sea is to the north; and, however delightful the summer visitors of the Norfolk coast may deem such a view, those who have experienced the cold north winds of winter, and even those who contemplate their effect on some of the oaks opposed to their violence, will be fully aware, that a view of the sea, from the house, ought not to be the first consideration; and will pity the bad taste of any one who should recommend a site for a mansion looking towards the sea� "Qui. semper amabilem, Sperat nescius aur� Fallacis." ["Who. always amiable, Hopes thee, of flattering gales Unmindful."] MILTON'S Trans.