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Extracts from England by Sir Frank Fox, read by his great grandson

The aesthetic tree, the tree with nothing to do but just to be a tree and look pretty, is rare in most countries; but in England it is the commonplace. Nine out of ten strangers coming to England for the first time, and asked to speak of its appearance, will say something equivalent to “park-like.” England in truth looks like one great well-ordered park, under the charge of a skilful landscape gardener. The trees seem to grow with an eye […]