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Identifier: artoflandscapega01rept
Title: The art of landscape gardening
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818 Nolen, John, 1869-1937 Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957 American Society of Landscape Architects Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
Subjects: Landscape gardening
Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Cambridge : Riverside Press
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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n undrawing this curtainat proper places that the utility of what is called break-ing an avenue consists: for it is in vain we shall en-deavour, by removing nine tenths of the trees in rows,to prevent its having the effect of an avenue when seenfrom either end. The illustration [Plate iii] may serve toshew the effect of cutting down some chestnut-trees inthe avenue at Langley, to let in the hill, richly coveredwith oaks, and that majestic tree which steps out be-fore its brethren like the leader of a host. Such open-ings may be made in several parts of this avenue withwonderful effect; and yet its venerable appearance fromthe windows of the saloon will not be injured, becausethe trees removed from the rows will hardly be missedin the general perspective view from the house. Andthough I should not advise the planting such an avenue,yet there will always be so much of ancient grandeurin the front trees, and in looking up this long vistaat Langley, that I do not wish it should be further

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Proper Situations for a House 27 disturbed, especially as the views on each side are suf-ficiently capable of yielding beauty; and, when seenfrom the end rooms of the house, the avenue will act asa foreground to either landscape. Hanslope. Most of the large trees at Hanslopestand in avenues, yet their pleasant shade forbids thecutting down many of them, merely because the falsetaste of former times has planted them in rows; atleast till those plantations which are now made shallbetter replace the shelter which the avenues in somemeasure afford. The breaking of an avenue to thenorth is not to be done by merely taking away certaintrees, but also by planting a thicket before the trunksof those at a distance; as we may be thus induced toforget that they stand in rows. The addition of a fewsingle trees, guarded by cradles, though often used as anexpedient to break a row, never produces the desiredeffect: the original lines are for ever visible.^ Welbeck. Besides the character which the sty

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