Annals Of Oxford Volume 2 by John Cordy Jeaffreson

Annals Of Oxford Volume 2

byJohn Cordy Jeaffreson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...exactness of their ' plots.' An Oxonian garden, of the period under consideration, was never thought in a condition that would endure critical inspection until it was furnished with at least one arbour of living shrubbery, for the cultivation of meditative retirement and earwigs; and from the number of Loggan's drawings, in wlnch a single college is provided with two or three bowers, visible from the draughtsman's point of view, one is justified in supposing that it was not unusual for a collegiate pleasure-yard to have several ' verdant grots.' For the benefit of Oxonians, who have no copy of Loggan at hand, I may venture to speak separately of the horticultural works noticed by the artist. University College has two rectangular gardens, one of which is embellished with a grand piece of topiary art and an enormous arbour, whilst the other is remarkable for the elaborate design of its ' plot.' Balliol has four geometric gardens, with three arbours, visible from the artist's point of observation. Oriel, an ill-planted but large rectangular garden, provided with a bower; and Queen's, a small garden of geometrical design. The delineator's view of New College places under observation its geometric garden and bowling-green, the latter being provided with an arbour. The chief quadrangle of Brasenose has in its middle a quaintly devised parterre, a fantastic plot, and borders of flowers. In Christ Church there appear several gardens, of geometric design, variously adorned with bowers and topiary work; and in the adjacent meadows is seen the beginning of the Broad Walk--'Ambulacra, the Walks'--as the artist designates the avenue, with seven trees on either side. Trinity has a walled ORNAMENTAL DISFIGUREMENTS. 177 inner garden, formal, and...

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Title:Annals Of Oxford Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217779409

ISBN - 13:9780217779401

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