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greens, the contrast of forms between our forest trees and the northern and West-Indian firs and pines, are i prove: vents ore recent tan rent, or but little known to him. The weepin-willow and every florid s?lub, each tre of delicate or bold leaf, are now tints in the counsoition or our gardens. The last century was certainly acquainted with ucny of those rare plants we now aduire. The meymouth pine hus lone been naturalized here; the patriarch plant still exists at Loncleat. *312 licht and Craveful acacia was known as early; witness tho e ancient stes in the court of bedford-house in Bloomsbury-square; and in the bishop or london's garden at Tulhall are many exotics or very aciert dite. I doubt threfore whether the difficulty of preservinc tion in a clie so foieicn to their nature did not convince our ance tors of their inutility in enoral; unless the shapeliness of the line and horse-whestnut, which accorded so well wit' established reculurity, and which thence and from their novelty crew in fashion, ĉi- not occasion te noclect of the ore curious plants.
But just as the encomium! are t'iut I have bestowed on Kent's discoveries, he was neither without assistance or faults. I'r. Pope indoubtedly contributed to forni his taste. the desionoi the Prince of Walos's Earden at Carlton-house was evidently borrowed from the poet's at iwio!:enham. There was a little or cffected 10 iesty in the latter, when ho said, of all his yorks he was 1.0.31 proud of '13 [arden, ini yet it was a singular effort of art and tasłe to ii.press Soc!! Variety and suenery on a spot of five acres, the passinr trouch the cloon iro. tre erotto to the opening day, the retirine ani decin assebline shades, the dusky proves, the larear lawn, ani the solenienity of the terrination at tho cypresses that l ad up to his 1:othor's tomb, arc hancced with exquisite judgment; linit though Iord Peterborouch assisted hili
To fora his quincunx a :d to ran!: his vinos, those were not the most pleasinc incredients of 'is little perspective.
I do not know whethr the disposition of tho calien at Roushan, laid out for General Dorrier, and in my opinion the most eneneind of all rent's works, was not planned on tie no el of i'r. Tope's, at least in the openinc and retiring shades of Venus's vale. ''he viole is to elevant and antique us if the Orlor "ulian hid selcted in 10st pleasinc volitude about Daphne to enjoy a philosopiic Ictinent.
That Tent's ideas wors but rarely creat, was i? Sio measure oin to the novelty of his art. It would have been difficult to have transtorted the style of cardenin at once fro.1 a few acres to tulling of forests and tionch new fashions like ew rolicions, (w?ic? are now fasions) often lediven to the most opposite excesses, it coull not listina C in cardeninc, were the oxperiments would have been so 02.pan ive. Yet it is true too that the features l'l ent's land, kips yor? 3:1d... jestic. I'is clurps were piny, he ain't inviate oireet, coi pliante for for futUrity. The sees no la Woods isetchell out by his direction. 1.01 are ve yet entirely II.
:: above i too creai frequency of sull lips, pecially is '; elbows of sepentine rivers. l'ow CO.Ou to 5:???? or four beeches, ten as hony larches, a third knot of cypresses, sitevolution or all tree! Kent's last designs were in a 1:1 mer style, as his idas opened 0!l success. Che nort'ı terras at Clure, ont was much sunerior to tie rest 1. t.10 Carien. Tide Lord Oxford on modern Caring.