Oofy here: Editorial: Cowper. Deal with it.
‘When in Sense and Sensibility Marianne Dashwood lamented that “every body pretends to feel and tries to describe with the taste and elegance of him who first defined what picturesque beauty was”, the ‘him’ in question was the Reverend William Gilpin.
The question asked is this: if in each of his landscapes Repton tried to design something unique, does he thereby forfeit our respect, for being a jack-of-all-trades with no integrity, prepared to turn his hand to anything that would make him a bob or two?
Oofy here: Editorial: time to talk horses. Bought Gi-gi at the Stowe Fair. Crossed the gipsy’s palm with silver and she said the horse was mine. Couldn’t run faster if she had 5 legs. Matter of fact. You can say that about her. Fact is. If you were a horse and had 5 legs you’d spend all your time thinking which hoof to go down on next. Never get anywhere.