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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, beco:ies in another the edge of a walk, little circunstances, varying with ceaseless chance alonc the outline, will then be attended to; but wherever these minute varietios are fitting, the crossest taste will feel the proprioty, and the most cursory observation will succest the distinctions; a detail of all would bo ondless; nor can they be l'odicod into classes. TO ranco the shrubs ani small trees so that they may mutually set off the beauties and concoal the blenishes, of each other; to aim at no efi'ects which 00pend on a nicety for their success, and whic' tio soil, the exposure, CI the season of the day may destroy; to attend rore to tho iropes than to the individials; ani to consider the whole as a plantation, not as a collection of plants, ars the best cenoral riles wich ban be (iven concernine then.
XIV. he different tints of treens may seen at first sicht to be rat'or ninute varieties t'ian characteristic distinctions; but upon eitperience it will be found, that fron sruall beginnincs they lead to waterial consequences; that they are more important on tie broad expande, than along the narro: outline of a wood; and that by their union, or their contrast, they produce effects not to be disregarded in scenes of extent and of grandeur.
A hancing wood in anturn is enriced with colours, whose beauty cheers the approaches of the inclezent season they forebode: but when the tres droop, while the verdure as yet only becins to faie, they are no sore than stronger tints of those colours with wich the reens in their vicour are shaded; and which now are succeeded by a paler white, a brihter yellow, or a darker brown. The effects are not different; they are only more faintly improssed at one time than anothor; but when they are strongest, they are ost observable. The fall of the leaf, therefore, is the time to larn the species, the order, ani the proportion of tints, which blended, will for beautiful nasse3; and, on the othor hand, to distinguish those which are incinpatible near tocethor.
The poouliar beauty of the tints of red cannot thon escapo observation ani tho want of the throughout the sunuier nonts must be rocketted; but that want, thouch it ca not perfectly, may partially, bo supplied; for plants have a per: anent and an accidental colour. The per anont is always some shalo of creen; but any other may be the accidental col jur; am there is none which so any circustancos concur to proluco as a red. It is assumed in succession by the bud, the blossom, the berry, tro bark and the lear. Couletimes it prorusoly overspreads; at other til.es it dimly tinces the plnnt; and a rodizil roon is penerally the fue of t ose plants on which it lasts long, or frequently roturns,
Admitting this, at least for many wontlıs in the year, won the churactoristio distinctions, a larco piece of rei (roon, with a narrow elcine of drak creon along the firther side of it, and beyond that a piece of licht creen still largor thun ti!e first, will be found to corpose a beautiful nass. Another, not less beautilul, is a yellow creen nearest to the yeo, beyond that a licht creen, then a brown creen, and lastly a dark ereen. The dark croon must be the larpest, the licht er en tro noxt in extont, and the yellow croen the leasü or all.