Title: Some English gardens;
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Jekyll, Gertrude, 1843-1932 Elgood, George Samuel, 1851-
Subjects: Gardens Landscape gardening
Publisher: London, New York and Bombay, Longmans, Green & Co.
Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: NCSU Libraries
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ession. But the eye travelling upward sees thefrowning wall blossom out above into what has the semblance of a fairypalace. It is like a straight, tall, rough-barked tree crowned with fairestbloom and tenderest foliage. Turrets both round and square, as if inobedience to the commanding wave of a magicians wand, spring out ofthe angles of the building and hang with marvellous grace of poise overthe abyss. There seems to be no actual plan, and yet there is perfectharmony ; the whole beautiful mass appears as if it had come into beingin some one far-away, wonderful, magical night ! It is a sight full ofglamour and romantic impression—grim fortalice below, ethereal fantasyaloft. Rough and rugged is the rock-like wall, standing dark and dim inthe evening gloom ; intangible, opalescent are the mystic forms above, inthe tender warmth of the afterglow ; cloud-coloured, faintly rosy, withshadows pearly-blue, 42 THE YEW WALK, CRATHES FROM THE PICIURE IN THE POSSESSION OF Mr. Charles P. Rowley
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Direct descendants of the old Norman keep, these Scottish castles, forthe most part, retain the four-sided tower, as to the main portion of thestructure. The walls need no buttresses, for they are of immensethickness, and the vaulted masonry, usually of the simple barrel form, thatcarries the floors of, at any rate, the lower stories, ties the whole structuretogether. The angle turrets carried on bold corbels that are so conspicuousa feature of these northern castles, broke away from the Norman formsand became a distinct character of the Scottish work. They were ahelpful addition to the means of defence, and, as long as they were builtfor use, added much to the beauty and dignity of the structure. Theonly detail that shows a tendency to debasement in Crathes is thequantity of useless cannon-shaped gargoyles, put for ornament only, inplaces where they could not possibly do their legitimate work of carryingoff rain-water from the roof. There could have been no pleasure garden in the old
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