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1840 Excerpt: ...the sun is too high to be troublesome in summer,
and, during the winter, it is seldom an unwelcome visitant in the
climate of England. 2, 3. It can hardly be necessary to enumerate
the advantages of placing the offices near, and stables at no great
distance from the house. 4. The many interesting circumstances that
lead us into a kitchen-garden, the many inconveniences which I have
witnessed from the removal of old gardens to a distance, and the
many instances in which I have been desired to bring them back to
their original situations, have led me to conclude, that a
kitchen-garden cannot be too near, if it be not seen from the
house. 5. So much of the comfort of a country residence depends on
the produce of its home farm, that even if the proprietor of the
mansion should have no pleasure in the fashionable experiments in
husbandry, yet a farm, with all its appendages, is indispensable:
but, when this is considered as an object of profit, the
gentleman-farmer commonly mistakes his aim; and, as an object of
ornament, I hope the good taste of the country will never confound
the character of a park with that of a farm. To every dwelling
there must belong certain unsightly premises, which can never be
properly ornamental; such as yards for coal, wood, linen, &c,
and these are more than doubled when the farm-house is contiguous;
for this reason I am of opinion, that the farming premises should
he at a greater distance than the kitchen-garden or the stables,
which have a more natural connexion with each other. The small pool
in front of the house has been purposely left; not as an object of
beauty in itself, but as the source of great beauty to the scenery;
for, in the dry valleys of Sussex, such a pond, however small, will
invite the deer and cattle to freq...
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