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to have shot up into a sten before their branches becan.

Come are of a dark creen, as the horse-chestnut, and the yew; some of a licht creen, as the lime and the laurel; some or a t?en tinced with brown, as the Virginian cedar; some of a creon tinced wit' white, as the arbele, and the suce tree; and sole of a creon tinced with yellow, as the &shen-leaved maple, and the Chinese arbor vitae. The variecated plants also are cenerally entitled to be classed with the whito, or the yellow, by the strong tincture of the one or the other or those colours on their leaves,

Other considerations concerning colours 7ill soon be succosted; the present enquiry is only into great fixed distinctions: those in the shapes and the creens of trees and shrubs have been rentioned; there are others as craat and as important in their crowths; but they are too obvious to deserve mentioning. Every cradation, from the most humble to the riost lofty, has, in certain situations, particular offects: it is unnecessary to divide them into staces.

XIII. One principal use in settling these characteristic distinctions is to point out the stores whence varieties may at all tiles be readily drawn, and the causes by which sometimes inconstistencies may be aucounted for. Trees which differ but in one of these circunstances, whether of shape, of creen, or of growth, thouch they agree in every other, are sufficiently distincuished for the purpose of variety: if they differ in two or three they become contrasts; is in all, they are opposites, and seldom croupe well together. But there are intermediate degrees, by which the nost distant nay be reconciled: the upright branches of the almond mix very 111 with the falling bouchs of the weeping willow; but an interval filled with other trees, in ficure between the two extremes, renders then at least not unsichtly in tho sane plantation. Those, on the contrary, which are of one character, and are distincuished only as the characteristic mark, is strongly or faintly inpressed upon them, as a young beach and a birch, an acacia and a larch, all pendant, thouch in differont decreas, form a boautiful mass, in which unity is pres ryed without sarieness; and still finer groupes ray often be produced by creator deviations from uniformity into contrast.

Occasions to show the effects of particular shapes in certain situations will hereaftor so frequently occur, that a further illustration of thon now would be needless. But there are besides, sometines in trees, and conmonly in shrubs, still more ninute varieties, in the turn of the branchos

in the form and the size of the foliace, which {endrally catch, an? ofton deserve attention. Even the texture of the leav:s frequently occasions many different appearancos; Sonne have a stifiness, some an acility, by which they are more or less proper for sevoral purposos: on nany is a class, very useful at times to enliven, at other times too flittoine for the hue of the plantation. But all these inferior varieties ule below our notice in the consideration of creat effects: they are of consequence only where the plantation is near to the sicht; where it skirts a home scone, or orders the side of a walk: and in a shrubbory, which in its nature is little, both in style and in extent, they should be anxiously soucht for.

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