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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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1854 - 340 pages
...your admiration call, On every side you look, behold the wall! No pleasing intricacies intervene, 115 No artful wildness to perplex the scene: Grove nods...sees, Trees cut to statues, statues thick as trees ; 120 With here a fountain, never to be play'd ; And there a summer-house, that knows no shade: Here...
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Where is it? A dictionary of common poetical quotations in the English language

Where - 1855 - 86 pages
...Paradise Lost, book ii. MILTON. God made the country, and man made the town.3 Sofa — Task. COWPER. Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other. Fourth Moral Essay. POPE. 1 The lustre in your eye, heaven in your cheek. Troilus and Cressida, act...
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Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick, Volume 2

Thomas Davies - 1969 - 836 pages
...gains all points, who pleasingly confounds. Surprizes, varies, and conceals the bounds. And again, No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness...nods at grove; each alley has a brother, And half die "latform just reflects the other. This is too much the case in the play before us. The dialogue...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - 1976 - 164 pages
...taste that takes classical regularity to the point of tedium No pleasing Intricacies intervene, 1 15 No artful wildness to perplex the scene; Grove nods...And half the platform just reflects the other. The balanced rhythm of the couplet form adds emphasis here to the impression of weary monotony Pope wishes...
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The Uses of Poetry

Denys Thompson - 1978 - 252 pages
...country-house projects, and the distortion of Nature by the artificial treatment of trees and landscape: The suffering eye inverted Nature sees, Trees cut to statues, statues thick as trees. . . In the prophetic Dunciad he warns his readers against the coming of a reign of Dullness, with what...
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The Converse of the Pen: Acts of Intimacy in the Eighteenth-century Familiar ...

Bruce Redford - 1986 - 272 pages
...this critique aligns itself with Pope's description of Timon's Villa in the Epistle to Burlington: No pleasing Intricacies intervene, No artful wildness...brother, And half the platform just reflects the other. (11. 115-18) Gray had visited both Oatlands and Hampton, as he tells Wharton, with the Dowager Viscountess...
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The Poetics of Gardens

Charles W. Moore, William John Mitchell, William Turnbull - 1988 - 286 pages
...iambic pentameter rhymed couplets, of course): No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wilderness to perplex the scene: Grove nods at grove, each alley...brother, And half the platform just reflects the other. Pope insinuates that symmetrical gardens follow mindless formal rules, with predictably dull results....
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Doing Things with Texts: Essays in Criticism and Critical Theory

Meyer Howard Abrams - 1989 - 452 pages
...you begin an intricately ordered pattern, it seeks closure by reproducing mirror images of itself : Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother; And half the platform just reflects the other. The danger is that when the total gridwork is completed, not only have you a place for everything but every...
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Die Wiederkehr der Klugheit: Edmund Burke und das Augustan Age

Detmar Doering - 1990 - 330 pages
...Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, London 1725, S. 39 "His gardens next your admiration call, On every side you look, behold the wall! No pleasing...inverted nature sees, Trees cut to statues, statues thick äs trees."1 Burke stellt denn auch fest, daß die zeitgenössische Gartenbaukunst seinen Vorstellungen...
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Britsch und Kornmann: quellenkundliche Untersuchungen zur Theorie der ...

Otfried Schütz - 1993 - 512 pages
...Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, London 1725, S. 39 "His gardens next your admiration call, On every side you look, behold the wall! No pleasing...inverted nature sees, Trees cut to statues, statues thick äs trees."1 Burke stellt denn auch fest, daß die zeitgenössische Gartenbaukunst seinen Vorstellungen...
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