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illustrated.1822 Excerpt: ... OF SHRUBBERIES AND PLEASURE GROUNDS.
CHAPTER XVIII. SHRUBBERIES, or pleasure grounds, are clearly
essential to every residence, that is either constantly or
frequently inhabited by a family of respectability, as independant
of their ornamental appearance, they are directly calculated to
promote the health, comfort and amusement, of nearly all who are
not either too young or too old, to take the advantage of air and
exercise. Most people are ready to subscribe to the opinion, that
excursions and amusements conduce, alike, to the health of the body
and mind; and yet it may be presumed, that few are fully aware of
their extensive usefulness. No one however, needs to remain
ignorant of the subject, who will take the trouble to peruse the
115th, and 195th numbers of the spectator, which, I think, no
considerate person, who feels disposed to be inactive, can possibly
read without some degree of benefit. Undoubtedly, a shrubbery may
be so arranged and B b furnished as to hold out more numerous
inducements, to persons of delicate habits to take the benefit of
air and exercise united, than any other description of amusement
whatever. Indeed, whether we consider a well arranged shrubbery, as
an useful or ornamental appendage to a respectable residence, we
shall find no difficulty in discovering that they well deserve a
greater portion both of skill and attention, than have usually been
bestowed upon them. For the size of such grounds, no rule whatever
can be given, further than that they should generally bear some
proportion to the size and consequence of the place; nor can we
come to much more certainty in regard to their situation, as the
circumstances of the place, usually proves arbitrary in that
respect. At the same time, however, we may say without much hazard
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