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make it as complete as possible, coLcise but explicit, and methodically arranged Directions for the Working of a Kitchen Garden, have been added. Throughout the Author has endeavored to confine himself strictly to the matter in hand, making his explanations and directions as concise and plain as the nature of the subject would admit.

If he shall be able to contribute to the awakening of a farther interest in the tasteful ornamentation of their Grounds, in the minds of the Farmers and Country Gentlemen, throughout the Union, the Author's most ardent wishes will be gratified.

Cincinnati, March, 1855.

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CONTENTS.

Dedication, 3

Preface 6

Contexts 11

iNTBODCCTIOJf, HlSTOBT, Etc 17

PART I.

PRINCIPLES OP THE ART.

CHAPTER I.

Introductory Remarks—Nature, the Model of the Landscape
Gardener—Utility—Congruity—Difference between Land-
scape and Picture Gardening—The Picturesque Style—
Individual Taste, how far admitted 87

CHAPTER II.

Plantation—What is understood by Plantation—Principle and Uses of Planting—The Natural Growth on the Place to be regarded as a leading feature—Single Trees—The Advantages of Grouping in Masses 47

CHAPTER III.

Outlines—Shape and Character of Outlines of Groups—Mr.
Whately's Remarks—The Margin or Ascending Oblique
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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER IV.

Composition—Point of Connection—Effect produced by similar Shapes, Leaves, and Tints of Trees—Harmony— Contrasts 58

CHAPTER V.

Groves—Beauty of a Grove—Its Character—Single Trees— Detached Clumps—Flowering Shrubbery, and Flowers in the Scenery 64

CHAPTER VI.

Water — Plantation near the Water-side — Lake — Pond —
Stream or Brook—Character of Water in the Scenery—
Giving imaginary Extent to the Lake or Pond—Foun-
tain s—Lawn 69

CHAPTER VII.

On the Choice of a Situation for a House—Repton's Remarks —Convenience—Shade and Shelter—Shape of the Ground —Convex—Concave—Plane—Alterations of the Surface of the Ground 76

CHAPTER VIII.

Roads and Walks—Use and Destination of a Road—Character and Course—The Approach — Rockwork—Architectural Ornaments 64

CHAPTER IX.

Freedom of Views—Exterior and Interior Views—Way to

secure them—Prospect-Tower 90

CHAPTER X.

General Remarks—Sources of Pleasure in Landscape Gardening—Unity and Harmony—Scale and Proportion 94 CONTENTS.

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