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for it does not rise quite to a point, and the want of perfect regularity seems a blemish. Whether such a mixture of contrarieties would for a length of time be engaging can be nown only to those who are habituated to the spot. It certainly at first sight rivets the attention, Tut the conical hill is the most strikint object; in such a situation it appears more strange, more fantastic, than the rude shapes which are heaped about it; and together they suit the character of the place, where nature seens to have delighted to bring distances together; where two rivers, which are ingulphed many miles asunder, issue fro their subterraneous passaces, the one often muddy when the other is clear, within a few paces of each other; but they appear, only to lose themselves acain, and ironediately unite their strearis, just in tine to fall together into another current, which also runs through the carden. Such whimsical wonders, however, lose their effect, when represented in a picture, or mimicked in cround artificially laid. They there want that vastness vihich constitutes their force; that reality which ascertains the caprice. is accidents they wiay surprise; but they aare not objects of choice.
To determine choice to its proper objects is the purpose of the foregoing observations. Sone of the principles upon which they are founded will be applicable also, and perhaps without further expliination, to the other constituent parts of the scenes of nature: t ey will there be often nore obvious than in cround. But this is not a place for the corparison; the subject now is round only. It is not, however, foreign to that subject to observe, that the effects which have been reco, siended may sometimes be produced by wood alone, without any alteration in the cround itself: a tedious continued line may by such means be baoken; it is usual for this purpose to place several little clumps alone a brow; but if they are small and numerous, the artifice is weak and apparent: an equal nunber of trees collected into one or two large masses, and dividing the line into very unequal parts, is less suspicious, and obliterates the idea of sameness with more certainty. here several similar lines are seen together, if one be planted, and th: other bare, they become contrasts to each other. A hollow in certain situations has been mentioned as a disagreeable interruption in a continued surface; but filled with wood, the heads of the trees supply the vacancy; the lireçularity is preserved; even the inequalities of the depth are in some neasure shewn; and a continuation of surface is provided. Fisine cround may, on the other hand, be in appearance raised still hi her, by coverint it with wood, of himble growth towards the bottom, and gradually taller as it ascends. An additional mark of the inclination of fallinc cround may also be obtained by placing a few trees in the sane direction, which will strongly point out the way; whereas plantations athwart a descent, boister up the ground, and check the fall; but obliquely crossing it, they will often ditert the general tendency; the fround will in sone measure assume their direction, and they will make a variety, not a cont adiction. Hedges, or continued plantations, carried over uneven cround, render the irregularity more conspicuous, and frequently nark little inequaliti es, which would otherwise escape observation: or if a line of trees run close upon the edge of an abrupt fall, they give it depth and importance. By such means a view may be improved; by similar means, in more confined spots, very material purposes may be answered.