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plantation, is in delicacy of taste, and fertility of invention, superior to that at Usher.
Both were early essays in the modern art or cardenine; ani, perhaps from an eagerness to show the effect, the tro:s in both were placea too near together: though they are still far short of their crowth, they are run up into poles, and the proves are already past their prine; but the terptation to plant for such a purpose no longer exists, nox that experience has justified the experiment. If, however, we still have not patience to uait, it is possible to secure both a present and a futuo effect, by fixing first on a disposition which will be beautiful w'en the trees are large, and then inter.incline anothor which is a greeable while they are small. These occasional trees are hereafter to be taien away and must be removed in tie, before they become pregudicial to the others.
The consequence of variety in the disposition, is variety in the licht and shade of the trove; which may be improved by the choice of the trees. Some are impenetrable to the fiercost sun-beam; others let in h re and there a ray between the large masss of their foliace; and others, thin both of bouchs and of leaves, only chequer the ground. very lerrce of light and shade, from a clare to obscurity, may be ranacei, partly by the number, and partly by the texture of the trees. Differences only in the manner of their growths have also Correspo, dinc effects; there is a closeness under those whose branches descend low, and spread wide; a space and liberty where the arch above is high; and frequent trersitions from the one to the ot:er are very pleasinc. These still are not all the varieties of which the interior or å uzove is capable: trees indeed, whose branches nearly reach the round, beint esc & sort of thickct, are inconsistent with an open plantation: but touch 30:12 0 tlo characteristic distinctions are thereby excluded, otlier varieties :010 vinute succeed in their place; for the freedom of pussts' th3'0"ghout brings every tree in its turn near to the eye, and subjects even dirfer incos in foliage to observation. These, sli_ht as they may 3:20., are able when they occur: it is true they are not regretted when wentine; but a defect of ornarient is not necessarily a blenish.
XXII. It has been already observed that clups difer only in cxtent from a wood, if they are close; or from a crove, if they are open: they are small woods, and sall troves, governed by the sale principles as the larger, after allowances made for their dimension1s. But besides the properties they may have in common with woods or yith proves, they have others peculiar to thongelves, which require exurinution.
They are either independent or relative; when independent, their b-auty, as single objects, is solely to be attended to; when relative, the beauty of the individuals must be sacrificed to the effect of the whole, which is the Creater consideration.
The least clurip that can be, is of two tyees; and the best effect they can have is, that their heals united should aprear one larce tree: two therefore of different species, or seven or cient of such shapes as jo not easily join, can hardly be a beautiful croupo, especially in it have a tendency to a circular form. Cuch cl'u.ps of fire, thoich very common