button to main menu  Observations on Picturesque Beauty, plate opposite vol.1 p.113

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plate opposite vol.1 p.113

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The contracted valley may be considered as a species of fore-ground. The valley here represented, opens rather too abruptly. There is more beauty in this kind of landscape, when the removed screen folds more behind the front one; and the distance appears over the intersecting point. These scenes are generally decorated with a river; but sometimes only with a road. Of this latter kind is Middleton-dale. described in the 212th page of the IId vol.
The contracted valley is contrased by the open, extended vale; a scene of which kind is represented in the 41st page of the IId vol.
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