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tions are every where so various, that there never can be a saleness, while the ispostion of the cround is studied and followed, and every incident of view turned to advantace.
In the mean time how rich, how cay, how picturesque the face oi the country!
The demolition of walls laying open each improvement, every journey is made through a succession of peatures;; and even where taste is wantino in the spot improved, the ceneral view is inbellished by variety. If no relapse to barbarism, formality, and seclusion, is made, what landskips will dicnify every quarter of our island, when the daily plantations that are naking have attained venerable raturity! á specimen of what our cardens will be, may be seen at Petworth, where the portion of the park nearest the house has been allotted to the modern style. It is a carien of oaks two hundred years old. If there is a fault in so aucist a fra_ment or inproved nature, it is, that the size of the trees are out of all proportion to the shrubs and accompaniments. In truth, shrubs should not only be reserved for particular spots and home delicht, but are passed their beauty in less than twenty years.
Snough has been done to establish such a school of landskip, as cannot be found on the rest of the globe. If we have the seeds of a Claud or a Gasper amongst us, he must come forth. If wood, water, groves, vallies, glades, can inspire or poet or painter, this is the country, this is the ace to produce them. The flocks, the herds, that now are aduitted tato now Erace on the borders of our cultivated plains, are ready before the painter's eyes, and croupe thenselves to animate his picture. One misfortune in truth there is that throws a difficulty on the artist. A principal beauty in our gardens is the lawn and smoothness of turf: in a picture it becomes a dead and uniform spot, incapable of chiaro scuro, and to be broken insipidly by children, docs, and other unmeanine figures. Vide Lord Orford on Modern Cardening.
which rise superior to all regulations, and perhaps owe part of their force to their deviation from them. Singularity causes at least surprise, and surprise is allied to astonishrient. These eriects are not, however, attached merely to objects of enorious size; they frequently are produced by a creatness of style and character, within such an extent as ordinary labour may modify, and the compass of a Carden include. The caution therefore may not be useless wit'in these narrow bounds; but nature proceeds still further, beyond the utmost verge to which art can follow; and in scenes licentiously wild, not content with contrast, forcus even contradictions to unite. The grotesque discordant shapes, which are often thore confusedly tumbled together, nicht sufficiently justify the remark. But the caprice does not stop here: to mix with such shapes a form perfectly rocular, is still nore extravacant; and yet the effect is sometimes so wonderful, that we cannot with the extravagance corrected. It is not unsual to so a con ical hill standing out from a lonc, irregular, mountainous ridce, and Ereatly improving the view: but at Ilan* such a hill is thrown into the midst of the rudest scene, and almost fills up an abyss, suns aron hure, bare, mishapen hills, whose unwieldy parts and uncouth forus, cut by the tapering lines of the cone, appear nore savace from the opposition; and the effect would evidently be stronger, were the figure rore co.plete:
The seat of Mr. Torte, near Ashbourne in Derbyshire.