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to have shot up into a sten before their branches becan.
Come are of a dark green, as the horse-chestnut, and the yew; some of a licht creen, as the line and the laurel; sone or a cren tinçéd with brown, as the Virginian cedar; some of a creen tinced wit' white, as the arbele, and the sace tree; and so..ie of a creen tin(ed with yellow, as the ashen-leaved maple, and the Chinese arbor vitae. The variecated plants also are generally entitled to be classed with the white, or the yellow, by the strong tincture of the one or the other of those colours on their leaves.
Other considerations concerning colours will soon be sucsested; the present enquiry is only into croat fixed distinctions: those in the shapes and the creens of trees and shrubs have been nentioned; there are others as great and as important in their crowths; but they are too obvious to deserve mentioning. Every Eradation, from the most humble to the Lost lofty, has, in certain situations, particular effects: it is unnecessary to divide them into stages.
XIII. One principal use in settline these characteristic distinctions is to point out the stores whence varieties riay at all tiuos be readily drawn, and the causes by which sonetimes inconstistencies may be accounted for. Trees which differ but in one of these circunstances, whether of shape, of green, or of growth, thouch they agree in every other, are sufficiently distinguished for the purpose of variety: if they differ in two or three they become contrasts; il in all, they are opposites, and seldom groupe well together. But there are intermediate decrees, bi' which the nost distant may be reconciled: the upricht branches of the aliond mix very ill with the falling bouchs of the weeping willow; but an interval filled with other trees, in ficure between the two extremos, renders them at least not unsightly in the same plantation. Those, on the contrary, which are of one character, and are distincuished only as the characteristic mark, is strongly or faintly impressed upon them, as a young beach and a birch, an acacia and a larch, all pendant, though in different decrees, form a beautiful mass, in which unity is pres rved without saneness; and still finer groupes may often be produced by creater deviations from uniformity into contrast.
Occasions to show the effects of particular shapes in certain situations will hereafter so frequently occur, that a further illustration of t'10:1 now would be needless. But there are bosides, sometimes in trees, and connonly in shrubs, still wore minte varieties, in the turn of the branches
in the form and the size of the foliure, which enrally catch, and often deserve attention. Even the texture of the leav s frequently ocasions nany different appearances; some have a stifiness, some an üsility, by which they are more or less proper for several purposes: on many is a class, very useful at times to enliven, at other times too Clittering for tre hue of the plantation, But all these inferior varieties are below our notice in the consideration of creat effects: they are of consequence only where the plantation is near to the sight; where it skirts a hone scene, or borders the side of a walk: and in a shrubbory, wlich in its nature is little, both in style and in extent, they should be anxiously souht for.