‘The ilex, or ever-green oak, presents a character very different from that of the yew. The yew is a close bodied, compact tree. The ilex is generally thin, and straggling; tho we sometimes see it, in soils, which it likes, form a thicker foliage.’ Such, from his vantage point in the New Forest, was the judgement of the Rev. William Gilpin.
Tag: Ingress Abbey
Whether or not Lord Chalkstone had some political intent in describing his audience at Drury Lane as unequal, the reaching out of parkland towards woods and common land is not just a reaching out for variety and contrast; it shows a particular interest in inequality, that is, uneven land.