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effect of several hills. That nearest to the house shelves cently under an open grove of noble trees, which hand on the declivity, and advance beyond it on the plain. The next is a large hill, prezsinc forward, and covered with wood from the top to the botton. "The third is a bold steep with a thicket falling down the steenest purt, which makes it anpear still more precipitate: but the rest of the slope is bare; only the brow is crowned with wood, and towards the bottom is a little croupe of trees. These heights, thus finely characterised in tienselves, are further distinguished by their appendaces. The Small, compact croupe ner the foot, but still on the descent, of the further hill, is contrusted by a larce straccling clump, some way out upon the lawn, before the midle einence Between this and the first hill, under two or three trees which cross the openine, is seen to creat advantace a windinę flade, which iises beyond them, and marks the separation. This deep recess, the different distances to which the hills advance, the contrast in their fous, and their accompaniments, cast the plain on this side into a most beautiful fi ure. The other side and the end were orieinally the flat odce or a descent, a harsh, offensive tornin tion; but it is now broken hy several hillocks, not dininutive in size, and considerable by the fine clumps w ich distinmuish t'em. They recede one beyond another, and the outline waves acreeably aronast then. They do more than concal the sharpness of the edce; they convert a defority into a he taty, ani creatly contribute to the embellishment of this most lovely scene; a scene however, in which the flat is principal; and yot a more vried, a more beautiful landskip, can hardly be desired in a Earden.
One of the first cariens plant ad in this simple though still forinal style, was my father's at l'oughton, It was laid out by I'r. Fyre, an imitator of Bridgrian. It contains three-and-twenty acres, then reckoned a considerable portion.
I call a sunk fence the leadine step, for these reasons. No sooner was this simple enchantrent made, than levelling, novine, and rollins followed. The contiguous Iound of the park without the sunk fence was to be harmonized wit the lawn within; and the garden in its turn was to be set free froi its prin regularity, that it nicht assort with the wilder country without. The sunk fence ascertained the specific carden, but that it wirht ot araw too obvious a line of distinction betwon the neat and the rude, the conticuous out-lying parts care to be included in a kind of general design: and when nature was taken into the plan, under improvenents, every step that was made pointed o'it new beauties, and inspired new ideas. it that moment a npeared 'ent,
...t that moment a npeared .ent, painter enouch to taste the charms of landskip, bold and opionative enou vh to dare and to dictate and born with a fenius to strike out a leat system l'rol the twilicht of i perfect essays. die leaped the fence, and set that all nature was a farden. He felt the delicious contrast of hill and va loy chancini iriperceptibly into each other, tasted the boau ty of the entle swell, or concave scoop, and remarked how loso roves crowned an easy einence with hanpy ornament, and while they (alled in the distant view between their graceful stens, rorioved and extended the persp:ctive by d'I sive coupurison.
Thus the pencil of his imar ination bestowed all the arts of landskip on the fences he handled. "he frent principles on which he worked were perspective, and list and shade. roupes of trees broke too uniform or too extensive a lawn; evercreens and woods w:re ppposed to the clare of the charpain, and where the view vius loss fortunate, or so much exposed as to be beheld at once, he blotted out soe parts by thick shades, to divide it into variety, or to make the richest scene 11ore enchanting by reserving it to a farther advance of the spectator's step. Thus selecting favourite objects, and veilinc deformities by scrons of plantatio'