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grave; to enliven it, numbers are wanting.

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But ground, is seldon boautiliil ol' iláturul nithout variety, or even without contrast; and the precautions which have been civen, extend no further than to prevent variety iron deuenerating into inconsistency and contrast into contradiction. Within the extrelles, nature supplies an inexhaustible rund; and variety thus lirited, so I'r fron destroying improves the ceneral efi'ect. bach distinguished part riaks a separate impression; and all boaring the same stap, all concurring to the sale ena, every one is an additional support to the prevailins idea: that is multiplied; it is extended; it appears in different shares; it is shown in several lights; and tho variety illus. rates the relation.

But variety wants not this recomendation; it is alvays desirable where it can be properly introduced; and it is listinished froi. every other. If the scene be wild and quiet, he will pluve together tiose which do not differ widely; and he will tradually depart fro the sinilitude. In ruder scenes, the succession will be less regular, and the transitions more sudden. The character of the place Lust deterine the decree of difference between colls whici are continuous. Besilies (istinctions in the shapes or ground, differences in their situations and their dimensions are surces of variety. The position will alter the effect, tho'lch the fisure be the sale; and for particular effects, a chance only in the distance may be striking. If that be considerable, a succession of similar shapes sovietines occasions a line perspective: but the diminution will be less marked, that is, the effect will he less sengible, if the foris are not nearly alike. We take aor notice ol' on difference, when there is no other. Sometimes a very disarce:blo effect, pro uced by too close a resemblance of shapes, may be remediod only by an alteration in the size. Il a steep descends in a succession of abrupt, falli, 1921'1y egal, they have the appearance of sters, anü are neither pleasini nor wild; but if they are nade to differ in heicht ani leneth, the objection is removed: and at all times a difference in the dirensions will be found to have a Ereater effect, than in speculation we should be inclined to escribe to it, and will often distuise a similarity of jirrure

VIII. It also contributes, perhaps jiore than any other circunstance, to the periection of those lines, which the cye traces along the parts of a piece of cround, when it clances over sevei'ul tocetler. No variety of form compensates for tho want of it. in unulatini line, composed of parts all elecant in themselves, all judiciously contrasted and appily united, but equal the one to the other', is far 1101 tho I ne or beauty. A long strait line has no variety : ti all; and a li'tlo deviation into a curve if there be still a continued unifomity, is but a trifline ajendnent. Though cround all la lline to see way requires overy attention to its general tendency, yet the eye must not dart dom the whole length inediately in one direction, but should be insensibly conducted towards the principal point with 30 le circuity and delay. The channels between hillocks oucht never to run in strait, nor even in lemlerly curved lines; but winding gently a one then, and constantly varyine in form ana in dinensions, should cradually sinä their way. The beauty of a larco hill, especially when seen l'rom below, is frequently impaired by the even con

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