Thomas Whately Quotes on Water (1 Quote)

    Water ... which, though not absolutely necessary to a beautiful composition, yet occurs so often, and is so capital a feature, that is is always regretted when wanting and no large place can be supposed, a little spot can hardly be imagined in which it may not be agreeable it accommodates itself to every situation is the most interesting object in a landscape, and the happiest circumstance in a retired recess captivates the eye at a distance invites approach, and is delightful when near it refreshes an open exposure it animates a shade cheers the dreariness of a waste, and enriches the most crowded view in form, in style, and in extent, may be made equal to the greatest compositions, or adapted to the least it may spread in a calm expanse to sooth the tranquillity of a peaceful scene or hurrying along a devious course, add splendor to a gay, and extravagance to a romantic situation.

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