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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 - 6 pages
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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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The Elements of Picturesque Scenery: Or Studies of Nature Made in ..., Volume 1

Henry Twining - Landscape painting - 1853
...for the dignity of its station in the forest, and its usefulness to man : he maintains, " that it is the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most accommodating in composition." I can only concur in these views by limiting their application to those individual trees which, either...
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A TREATISE OF THE THEORY AND PRACTICE LANDSCAPE GARDENING

HENRY WINTHROP SARGENT - 1859
...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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Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening

Andrew Jackson Downing - Landscape gardening - 1859 - 592 pages
...the plains, his head the hills commands." DRY-DEN'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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Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club

Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club - Herefordshire (England) - 1869
...lovers of the picturesque that this noble plant is as useful as it is beautiful. It is confessedly the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most...composition. It refuses no subject either in natural or artificial landscape;" and Strutt says, " Foremost in dignity and grandeur, the oak stands preeminent,...
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A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to ...

Andrew Jackson Downing - Architecture, Domestic - 1875 - 592 pages
...the plains, his head the hills commands." DRYDEN'S TRA.NS. "The oak," says Gilpin, "is confessedly the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most...is suited to the grandest, and may with propriety he introduced into the most pastoral. It adds new dignity to the ruined tower and the Gothic arch ;...
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Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen, Volume 24

Agriculture - 1878
...who have a just appreciation of tree form and forest scenery. " It is confessedly," says Gilpin, " both the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most accommodating in composition. It is spited to the grandest, and may with propriety be introduced into the most pastoral. It adds new...
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Sylvan Winter

Francis George Heath - Natural history - 1886 - 354 pages
...aspect of the forest because it is a dominating figure. We entirely agree with Gilpin that it is ' the most picturesque tree in itself, and the most accommodating in composition.' He rightly adds that ' it refuses no subject either in natural or in artificial landscape. It is suited...
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