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and acreeable masses, which may decorate the surface, is so creat, that where the place will not adnit of one, another is always ready; and as no delicacy of finishing is required, no minute exactness is worth recardine, creat effects will not be disconcorted by small obstructions, and little disappointments,
The contrasts, however, of asses and of cropipes, must not be too strone, where croatnoss is the character of the wood; for unity is essential to creatness: but if direct oppositus be placod close together, the wood is no loncor one object; it is only a confused collection of sevoral separate plantations; whoreas in the procross be crudal i'ron the one to the other, shapes and tints widely different may asso ble on the sare surface; and each should ocupy a considorable space: a sin le tree, or a siall cluster o: trees, in the midst of an extensive wood, is in size but a spock, and in colour but a spot; tho troupes and the riassos must be larco to produce any sensible variety.
Yet sincle troos in the midst of a wood, thouch seldo.i or use to diversity a surface, often deserve particular recard as individuals, ansi are i portant to the creatness of the whole. The superficies of shrubby thicket, how extensive soever, does not convey the sile ileas of munificenco, 18 a hancinc vyood; and yet at first sight, the difference is not always very discernibla: it often requires tine to collect the several cirows tances in the latter, which succest the elevation to which that broad expanse of foliace is raised, the vastness of the twinks which support it so hich, the extent of the branches whic' sprogi it so far: whon these circumstances, all of brandeur, croud together unon the wind, they dionify the space, which without then nicht bă indifferently be, the superficies of a thioket, or the surface of a wood: but a few large trees, not eminnut above all about them, but distincuishod by sone slicht separation, and obvious at a clance, irri-zdiately rosolve tho doubt; they are noble objects in t'emselyos; become the situation, and serve as a la asure to the rest. On the sauce rinciply, trees wirich are thin of bouchs ani of leaves, those whose bra ich stend upwar:ls, or whose heads rise in slender cones, have an appearance ore of airiness than of inportanco, ani are blemishes in a wood were crotnos3 is tho prevá ilin idea. Those, on the contrary, wiose branches hunc directly down, have a bradth of heed wiich suits with such a situation, though their own peculier beauty be lost in it.
These decorations are natural crancos, which nevor delocate fron creatness; and a numbor of shados playing on the surface, over a variety of those beautiful forns into which it may be cust, enliven that sureness which, while it prevails, reduces the morit of one of the noblest oljects in nature to that of moro space. To fill that space with objects of beauty; to delicht the eye aftor it has been struck; to fix the attention where it has been caucht; and to prolon;" a tonishment into ud iration, are purpos?3 not unworthy of the croutest Gosions; wild in t'10 execution productive or embellishments, which in st; lo are not unequal to scenes of richness and nacniliconce.