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breadth be not given to the bottons by flattening them; and in hany other instances, small portions of an inclined or horizontal plane may be introduced into an irregular coiposition. Care only must be taken to keep theri down as subordinate parts and not to suffer then to become principal.

There are, however, occasions on which a plane may be principal: a hangine level often produces effects not othcrwiso attaina!19. laree dead flat, indeed, Iaises no other idea than that of sutiety: the eye finds no a use: jent, no repose, on such a lovel: it is fsti red unless timely reli ved by an adequate ter inition; and the streith of that termination will conpensate for its distance. A very wicc plain, at the foot of a nountain, is less tedious than one of ruch less copass, surrounded only by hillocs. a flat therefore of considerable extent may be hazarded in a carde, provided the boundaries also be considerable in proportion; and if, in aidit on to their importance, they beco!le still more interesting by their beauty, then the facility and distinctness with which they are suen over a flat, nakes the whole an arr cable corposition. The greatness and the beauty of the boundary are not, however, alone suficient; the form of it is of still more consequence.

A continued rane oi tie noblest wood, or the finest hill, wouli not cure the incipidity of a flat: a less important, a less plasine boundary, would be iore effectual, ir it traced a more varied outline; is it advanced soneti..3 bolaly forward, sometimes retired into deep recesses; broke all the sides into parts, and marked even the plain itself with irregularity.

at lioor Park*, on the back front of the house, is a lawn of abort thirty acros, absolutely flat; with falls below it on on: hand, and heichts above it on the other. The risins round is divided into three creat parts, each so distinct and so ifferent, Es to have the

*Sir Willian Periple's Desüti tion of the arien Oj Tark, the

Seat of Sir Laurence Duniass, near Tichiansworth, in tertfordshiro. "The perfectest figure of a Carden I ever say, either ct home or ebroad, was that of toor Park in Fertfordshire, when I now it abort thirty years a{"0. It was made by tie Countess or pedford, esteemed arongst the createst wiús of ir tine, and celebrated by Joctor ionic; and with very creat care, excellent contrivance, and much cost; ut creator sums may be th down away without effect or honor, if there mait sense in proportion to money, or if nature be not followed, whici I take to be the croat rule in this, and porhaps in every thinc else, as fa: as the conduct not only of'o'r lives, but o'r governments." (e shall see how natural that ad iired carden was.) "Because I take the cordon I have had to have b en in all kics the most beautiful and perfect, it loact in the fiere ani disposition that I have ever seen, [ will oscribe it for a model to those that meet with such a situation, an sie above the records of cornion erence.

*This Earden sees to have bem ace ator o plan laid down by lord Bacon, in his 46th essay, to which, that I rey not rultiply Quotations, I will refer the reader.

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