Highways and Byways in Sussex - online book

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A PICTORAL PARK
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to the circumstance that fetes in Petworth Park have been more than once painted ; but it is due also, I think, to the shape and colour of the house, to the lake, to the extent of the lawn, to the disposition of the knolls, and to the deer. A scene-
painter, bidden to depict an English park, would produce (though he had never been out of the Strand) something very like Petworth. It is the normal park of the average imagination on a large scale.
Cobbett wrote thus of Petworth :" The park is very fine, and consists of a parcel of those hills and dells which nature
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