:"Both these examples would be fac-simile imitations, which might easily be mistaken for nature itself, or what we call [[rustic style|rustic]] scenery; and though they might, and doubtless would, afford pleasure in themselves, and as contrasted with the scenery around them, yet that pleasure could in no respect be considered as resulting from them as works of art, unless we were told that they were artificial creations. . . .
[[File:1758.jpg|thumb|Fig. 63, Rustic arch and vase, in ''The Suburban Gardener'' (1838), p. 581, fig. 231.]]
:"With respect to those modifications of the irregular style which we have described as the [[picturesque]], [[gardenesque]], and [[rustic style|rustic]] or rural, the first, as it requires least labour in the management, is best adapted for grounds of considerable extent; the second is more suitable for those persons who are botanists rather than general admirers of scenery, because it is best calculated for displaying the individual beauty of trees and plants, and the high order and keeping of [[lawn]]s, [[walk]]s, &c.; and the third for persons of a romantic or sentimental turn of mind, who delight in surrounding themselves with scenery associated with a station in life strongly opposed to that in which they are really placed; or to attract attention by producing a striking contrast to refined and artistical scenery, whether in the irregular or [[geometric style|geometric]] styles."
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