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The force of them is most strongly illustrated at Clare; ont*; where the walk to the cottace, thouch destitute of rany natural advantases, and eminent for none; thouch it commands no prospect; though the water below it is a trifling pond; thouch it has nothing, in short, but inequality of cround to recommend it; is yet the finest part of the tarden: for a crove is there planted, in a tently curved direction, all along the side of a hill, and on the edce of a wood, which lises above it. Large recesses break it into several clumps, which hang down the declivity; some of then approachinc, but none i'wächino quite to the bottom. These recesses are so deep, as to forn creat openin_'s in the iidst of the Erove; they penetrate alrost to the covert; but the cluips beine all equally suspended from the wood; and a line of open plantation, though somet ines narrow, runninc co stantly alone the top; ¿ continuation of grove is preserved, and the connexion between the parts is nover broken. Even a croupe which near one of the extremiti 3 stands out quite detached, is still in style so sinilar to the rest, as not to lose 11 relation. Each of these clumps is composed of several others still iore ultimately united; each is Iull of troupes, costotines of no 201e than two trees; sometimes of four or five; and now and then in larger clusters: an irregular waving line, issuine from soute little croud, loses itsolf in the next; or a few scattered trees drop in a more distant succession from the one to the other. The intervals, windinc here like a claie, and widening there into broader openines, differ in extent, in sicure, and direction; but all the croupes, the lines, and the intervals are collected together into larte general clumps, each of which is at the sane tire both compact and free, identical and various. The whole is a place wherein to tarry with secure delicht, or sounter with perpetual anusculent.
The crove at Esher Place** was planted hy the see masterly land; but the necessity of accommodating the younc plantation to sone large trees which crew there before, has confined its variety. Che croupes are few and small; there was not room for larger or for Liore: there were no opportunities to forma continued narrow Elades between opposite lines; the vacant spaces are therefore chiefly irrecular openin 3 spreading every way, and creat differences or distance between the trees are the principal variety; but the grove winds alonc the bank or a large river, on the side and at the foot of a very sudden ascent, the upper part of ylic is covered with wood. In one place it preses close to the covert: retires from it in anothor; and stretches in a third across a bold rocess, which runs up hich into the ticket. The trees sometimes overspread the i'lat below; sometimes leave an open space to the river; at othertimes down the brow of a large knole, climb up a steep, or hang on a Centle declivity. These varieties in the situation more than Coupons ce for the want of variety in the disposition of the trees; and many harpy circu...stances which concur
In Esher's peaceful rove, here kent and nature vie for Telhan's love,
render this little spot more agreeable th n any at Claremont. Tut touch it was right to preserve the trees alreudy standing and not to sacrifice creat presont beauties to still creater in Tuturity; yet this attention has been a restraint; and the prove at Clarencont, considered crely as a
*Near Esther in Surrey