Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

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"[...]Windsor Forest suggest themselves to the mind and make the air about it delicate." It looks a little odd to attribute to such a poem the effect of making the air delicate-Banquo having observed to Duncan that where the martlets "most breed and haunt ... the air is delicate." Yet it has a truth. The delicacy is sophisticated; it is the delicacy of three-not to say nine-centuries of artifice, or of Nature hand in hand with Sir Christopher Wren, Grinling Gibbons, Antonio Verrio, Alexander Pope, Esquire, and the great gardeners. This artifice is triumphant on the East Terrace of the Castle itself, the smooth walk half a mile long, the orangery, the dark and bright symmetrical Italian garden, with its marble and bronze statuary and its elephants and nymphs, seen from the white-and-gold royal dining-room. It is strong on the smooth sculptured turf below the Round Tower and the rose garden in the ditch, though quaintly alleviated by the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 1.78mm | 95.25g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507538391
  • 9781507538395