button to main menu  Observations on Picturesque Beauty, vol.2 p.54

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vol.2 p.54
[conti]nually relieved; which approaches to the nature of mediocrity *."
This refined reasoning does not seem intirely grounded on experience.- I do not remember any scene in which beauty and sublimity, according to my ideas, are more blended than in this: and tho Mr. Burke's ideas of beauty are perhaps more exceptionable, than his ideas of the sublime; yet it happens, that most of the qualities, which he predicates of both, unite also in this scene. Their effect therefore, according to his argument, should be destroyed. But the feelings of every lover of nature, on viewing these scenes, I dare be bold to say, would revolt from such reasoning.
The fore-ground of the grand view before us, is a part of Gobray-park, which belongs to the duke of Norfolk: rough, broken, and woody. Among the old oaks, which inriched it, herds of deer, and cattle grazed in groups. Beyond this is spread an extensive reach of the lake, winding round a rocky promontory on the left;
2.54.&002A;   Sublime and beautiful, part IV. sect.25.
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