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300 Frequently Asked Questions about Capability Brown, and a further 200 about Humphry Repton

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277: What of James Paine (2)?

Having recently partaken of viands and a bottle or two of the finest ginger beer, the occasion benign, and the mood as refreshing as a cool breeze on a hot day, I and my companions beg to offer an apology for having hitherto left unaddressed the life and work of the great architect James Paine (1717–1789).

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167: Did Brown exist?

Recent news from correspondents across the country in response to my note 96 suggests that Brown-deniers are coming out of the woodwork in this tercentennial year and gathering in numbers.

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107: What about Cedar of Lebanon?

The river bank at Chatsworth is characteristic of the cedar's tendency to cluster

The river bank at Chatsworth is characteristic of the cedar’s tendency to cluster

In response to an earlier exchange (note 95) comes the suggestion from Mrs S of Grantham, a considerable dendrophile, that Cedar of Lebanon well represents the style of that ineffable stylist, Capability Brown.

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