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" His gardens next your admiration call, On every side you look, behold the wall! No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene; Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other. "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ... - Page 111
by Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
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Railroad guide, from London to Birmingham

Railroadiana - 1839 - 266 pages
...beauties; and the formalities of art studiously displayed in every shape of monstrous deformity. " The suffering eye inverted Nature sees; Trees cut to statues, statues thick as trees." Stowe partook of the general incongruity; and the graceful variety of Nature was tortured into stiffness...
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The landscape gardening and landscape architecture of ... Humphry Repton

Humphry Repton - 1840 - 684 pages
...natural landscape ; as by the satirical allusions of Pope, in this couplet, so often quoted : — " Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other." When every villa had its little symmetrical garden thus laid out, it is not to be wondered that the...
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The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphrey ...

Humphry Repton - 1840 - 672 pages
...natural landscape ; as by the satirical allusions of Pope, in this couplet, so often quoted : — " Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other." When every villa had its little symmetrical garden thus laid out, it is not to be wondered that the...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1841 - 840 pages
...before : a lake behind Improves the keenness of the northern wind His gardens next your admiration call. rubbed, died a-top, was stunted ; So the next reflect» the other. The suffering oye inverted Nature sees, Trees cut to statues, statues thick as...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 826 pages
...before : a lake behind Improves the keenness of the northern wind His gardens next your admiration call, ; Nothing themselves, and yet expressing (he other. The suffering eye inverted Nature sees, Trees cut to statues, statues thick as trees ; With...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 830 pages
...before : a lake behind Improves the keenness of the northern wind His gardens next your admiration call, e. Toil was not then. Of nothing took they heed. But...beasts the sylvan war to wage. And o'er vast plains t j Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother. And half the platform just reflects the other. The...
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Arts, Antiquities, and Chronology of Ancient Egypt: From Observations in 1839

George Henry Wathen - 1843 - 322 pages
...remarkably displayed in the plan of a large square garden given in Professor Rosellini's great work. Here " Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other." * The modern Egyptians use a close lattice for the same purpose. This royal garden must have formed a most...
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Letters, with notes

Catherine Govion Broglio Solari (march.) - 1845 - 166 pages
...tribe." Nature is entirely lost sight of. All is formal — all is monotonous — all is stiff— " No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness...brother, And half the platform just reflects the other." shown, that in consequence of the decay in the influence of religion in France, the number of instances...
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Chronicles of Fashion: From the Time of Elizabeth to the Early ..., Volume 1

Elizabeth Stone - 1845 - 472 pages
...Court are in the formal style which, borrowed from France, was considered then the thing — " When grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other." We read of much more magnificent gardens at an earlier period ; those at Theobald's must have been...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 282 pages
...: a lake behind Improves the keenness of the northern wind. His gardens next your admiration call : On every side you look, behold the wall ! No pleasing...thick as trees ; With here a fountain never to be play' d ; And there a summer-house that knows no shade ; Here Amphitrite sails through myrtle bowers,...
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