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" is confessedly the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most accommodating in composition. It refuses no subject, either in natural or in artificial landscape. It is suited to the grandest and may with propriety be introduced into the most pastoral.... "
Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain ... - Page 1790
by John Claudius Loudon - 1838 - 2693 pages
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The Monthly Review

1816
...tanning : the galls are employed in dying, and various other purposes. ' The oak (says Mr. Gilpin) is the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most accommodating in composition. It refuses nn subject either in natural or in artificial landscape. It is suited to the grandest, and may, with...
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Sylvan sketches; or, A companion to the park and the shrubbery, by the ...

Elizabeth Kent (botanist.) - 1825 - 408 pages
...earth his fixed foundations lie." DRYDEN'S Virgil. " The Oak," observes Mr. Gilpin, " is confessedly the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most...adds new dignity to the ruined tower, and Gothic arch ; it throws its arms with propriety over the mantling pool, and may be happily introduced even in the...
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A Floral Guide for East Kent, Etc: Being a Record of the Habitats of ...

M. H. Cowell - Plants - 1839 - 98 pages
...oaken wreath his hardy temples wore, Mark of a citizen preserved, he bore." " The Oak," observes Gilpin "is confessedly both the most picturesque tree in...pastoral. It adds new dignity to the ruined tower and the gothic arch ; by stretching its wild mossgrown branches athwart their ivied walls, it gives them...
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A floral guide for east Kent

Matthew Henry Cowell - 1839 - 98 pages
...observes Gilpin "is confessedly both the most picturesque tree in itself, t\ nd the most accomodatiug in composition. It refuses no subject either in natural...pastoral. It adds new dignity to the ruined tower and the gothic areh ; by stretehing its wild moss-grown limbs athwart their ivied walls, itgivesthem a...
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A History of British Forest-trees: Indigenous and Introduced

Prideaux John Selby - Forests and forestry - 1842 - 540 pages
...sometimes in shorter elbows," its expansive spread, and its longevity, thus concludes his observations, " I have dwelt the longer on the Oak, as it is confessedly...composition. It refuses no subject, either in natural or artificial laudscape ; it is suited to the grandest, and may with propriety be introduced into the...
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A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening: Adapted to ...

Andrew Jackson Downing - Landscape gardening - 1844 - 497 pages
...the plains, his head the hills commands." DRYDEN'S TRANS. " The oak," says Gilpin, " is confessedly the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most...pastoral. It adds new dignity to the ruined tower, and the Gothic arch ; and by stretching its wild, moss-grown branches athwart their ivied walls, it gives...
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A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to ...

Andrew Jackson Downing - Landscape gardening - 1844 - 497 pages
...the plains, his head the hills commands." DRTDEN'S TRANS. . " The oak," says Gilpin, " is confessedly the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most...into the most pastoral. It adds new dignity to the rained tower, and the Gothic arch ; and by stretching its wild, moss-grown branches athwart their ivied...
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The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and ...

Fruit-culture - 1851
...as collective beauties of the forest trees of Britain, thus sums up the qualities of the oak : — " It is, confessedly, both the most picturesque tree...composition. It refuses no subject either in natural or artificial landscape. It is suited to the grandest, and may with propriety be introduced into the most...
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A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening

A. J. Downing - 1852
...protects the plains, his head the hills commands." DRYDEN'S TRANS. "The oak," says Gilpin, "is confessedly the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most...pastoral. It adds new dignity to the ruined tower and the Gothic arch; and by stretching its wild, moss-grown branches athwart their ivied walls, it gives...
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Woodland Gleanings: Being an Account of British Forest-trees, Indigenous and ...

Woodland gleanings - Forests and forestry - 1853 - 287 pages
...leaves after they had withered, till the following spring." The Oak, says Mr. Gilpin, is confessedly the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most....composition. It refuses no subject, either in natural or artificial landscape ; it is suited to the grandest, and may with propriety be introduced into the...
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