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hillock evidently thrown ups on purpose to be crowned with a clump, is artificial to a decrse of disust: some of the trees should therefore be planted on the sides, to take off that appearance. the sae empeiient may be applied to clurps placed on the brow of a hill, to interrupt its saneness: they will have less ostentation of desi[n, if they cre in part carried down either declivity. The objection already rude to planting many alone such a bi'ow, is on the saie principle: a sinple clump is less suspected or art; if it be an open one, there can be no finer situation for it, than just at the point of an abript ill, or on a proiontory into a lake or a river. It is in either a beautiful temaination, distinct by its position, and enlivened by an expans of sk; or of water, about and beyond it. Cuch advantares 1.19y hallance li:tlo defects in its form; but they are lost if other clumps are plant?d near it: art then intrudes, ani the whole is displeesine.
TOXIV. Put though a multiplicity of clups, when cact is an independant object, seldom seens natural; yet a nu her or tell hay, witho'rt any appearance of art, be ad: itted into the sale scene, if tey beer a relation to each other: if by their succession they diversify a conti?uod outlino of wood; if between then they form beautiful laces; it all together they cast an ex ensive lawn into an erreeable shape, tie effect prevents any scrutiny into the neans of producing it. ut Wien the reliance on that offect is so reat, Svery other consideration must give way to the beauty of the whole, The ii ure on the clade, of the lawn, or of the wood, are principally to be aliended to: the rinest clumps, if they do not fall easily into the creat lines, ere blerishes: their connections, theri contrasts, are more inportant than their forms.
A line of chirps, if the intervals be closed by others beyond te has the appearance of a wood, or of a crove; and in one respoct to senblance has an advantace over the reality. In iiferent points vic, the relations betwen the clumps are changed; and a variety or ioms is produced, which no continued wood or crove, hoev. r broken, can furnish. These fornis cannot all be equally reable; and to anxious a solicitude to nake them every where pleasing, Lay, perhaps, prevent their being ever beautiful. The effect nust often be left to chance; but it scill be studiously consulted fro.. a fan rincipal points of viw; and it is nisy to nake any recess, any prominance, any fiture in the outline, by cl'l ons thus advancing before, or retiring behind one antoher.
But anidst all the advantaces attendant on t' is species of plortation it is often excetionable when comand? To.. a neighbourin einence; clumps belon the eye lose so. e os treir principal besities; ini a runber of them betray the art of wich they are &177Ey s liable to be s'lspected: they couros no surface of w00?; and all princt3 arisina n. the relations betwen 110 SI9 ortirely lost. * Prospect spottar? "terry clurps can hardly be creat: unless t ey are so distinct as to be ojects or so distant as to unite into e L203, ürey ais seldou an in uront ol a view.
**3 proper situations for sinil2 trees frecuently tie 319 as for cli 3; the choice will often be det?: inca, solely by the consid*The introduction of foreien trees and plans, which to Owo Ticin ily to srchibali duke of iroyle, contributed esseritially to the richness of colourinc so peculiar to our neiern landskip. The sixture of yurious