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The noblest wood is not indeed disfigured by them; and when a wood having served as a creat object to one spot, becomes in another the edge of a walk, little circunstances, varying with ceaseless chance along the outline, will then be attended to; but wherever these minute varieties are fitting, the crossest taste will feel the proprioty, and the most cursory observatio. i will succest the distinctions; a detail of all would be endless; nor can they be reduced into classes. To rance the shrubs and small trees so that they may mutually set off the beauties and conceal the blenishes, of each other; to aim at no effects which depend on a nicety for their success, and which the soil, the exposure, or the season of the day may destroy; to attend more to the tropes than to the individuals; and to consider the whole as a plantation, not as a collection of plants, are the best general rulos wich ban be civen concerning them.

XIV. The different tints of greens nay seen at first sicht to be rather minute varieties t'ian characteristic distinctions; but upon estperience it will be found, that from small beginnings they lead to naterial consequences; that they are more important on the broad expanse, than along the narron outline of a wood; and that by their union, or their contrast, they produce effects not to be disrecarded in scenes of extent and of grandeur,

A hanging wood in autumn is enriced with colours, whose beauty cheers the approaches of the inclement season they forebode: but when the trees droop, while the verdure as yet only begins to fade, they are no more than stronger tints of those colours with which the creens in their vigour are shaded; and which now are succeeded by a paler white, a brichter yellow, or a darker brown. The effects are not different; they are only more faintly impressed at one time than another; but when they are strongest, they are most observable. The fall of the lear, therefore, is the time to learn the species, the order, and the proportion of tints, which blended, will form beautiful masses; and, on the other hand, to distinguish those which are incinpatible near together.

The peculiar beauty of the tints of red cannot then escape observation and the want of them throuchout the swuer months must be regretted; but that want, though it cannot perfectly, may partially, be supplied; for plants have a per anent and an accidental colour. m'he per anent is always some shade of creen; but any other may be the accidental colour; and there is none which so any circumstances concur to produce as a red. It is assumed in succession by the bud, the blossor, the berry, the bark and the leaf. Souetines it profusely overspreads; at other times it dimly tinces the plant; and a roldish creen is cenerally tlie ue of t ose plants on which it lasts lone, or frequently returns.

Admitting this, at least for many lionths in the year, amonc the characteristic distinctions, a larce piece of red croen, with a narrow eicine of drak green along the further side of it, and beyond that a pioce of licht {reen still larger than the first, will be found to copose a beautiful mass. Another, not less beautiful, is a yellow creen nearest to the yee, beyond that a light creen, then a brown creen, and lastly a dark green,

The dark green must be the largest, the licht creen the next in extent, and the yellow green the least of all,

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