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XVIII. on in a roc antic situation, very broken cround is overspread with yoood, it may be propor on the surface of the wood, to mark the inequalities of the ground. Tudeness, not creatness, is the preTailing idea; and a choice diroctly the reverse oi t'at which is productive of unity, will produce it; strong contrasts, even oppositions, may be elbeible; the aim is ruthor to disjoint then to connoct; a dcer hollow may sink into dark creons; an abrupt ban.. may bo sun by a ricino stace of aspirir.( tries; a sliarp ridce by a nárow line of conical s'apos: firs ero of creat use upon s'ich occasions; their tint, their forn, their singularity, recoin.ond tho..
A hancing wood, thin of forest trees, and son fro below, is solion plons inc: those 1:-1 trou3 are by the perspective broucht neur to othony it loses the beauty of a thin wood, and is deroctive as a thick one; the most obvious inprovenient therefore is to thickon it. That wlien S'en fror an einence, a thin wood is often a lively and elorant circunstance in a viow; it is full of objects; and every scpwate troe shows its branty To encreu30 that vivacity, which is the peculiar cxcellence or a thi: 1000, the trees should be characteristically distinciished both in their tints ani their shapes; and such as for their airinoss have beon proscribed in a thick wood, are frequently the cost elig ble here. Lifra erenoss also in teir growths are a furthor Source of variety; Osich sho'lli e considered as a distinct object, unless where a Siali nubor aro crouped together; and then all that compose the liitle cluster rust acroe; but the groupes themselves, for the sare roason us the soparate treus, should be stroncly contrasted; the continued underwood is their only comexion; and that is not affected by their variety.
IX. Though the surface of a wood, when comanded, descives all these attentions, yot the outline more frequently calls for our recard; It is also wore in our power; it may sorties be croat, und Lay alWays be becutiful. The first requisite is ialogularity. hat a nixture of trees and in?017ood should foin a lonc strait line, can never be natural; and a succossion of easy swecps and contle roundo, cach a portion or a creator or less circle, con osc altogether a line literally sorpertine, is, ir posible worso. It is but a ruber of regularitios put tocothor in a disorderly manner, and equally distant fra the boaltinul both of art and of nature. 10 true b.cuty of an outlin, onsists 1101e in breaks tun in swoeps; l'ather in alles tied in Ipunkis; in viety not in sucession.
The outline of a wood is a continuod lie, an! sall variations do not save it from the insipidity or samoness: ons op recoss, ons vol] roztinence, has 10 etect then trenty little iizorlarities. ct 0122 divides the line into parts, but no branch is thorby is in its unity; a continuation of w01 217ays roue ins; the forTi 0 it only is alterol, and the extent is oneroasca. "10 oyo, which lu Ties to tie oxt: Cirity of whatever is uniform, dolichts to tíaco a vari?? line through all its intricacies to pause fron stare to stare, and to len then the pro: 'Toss. The parts just not, however, on that account be ultiplied, till trey are too minute to be interesting, and so muorous as to croute confusion. A few larce parts should be strongly distinuished in their fornis, their directions, ani t'ieir situations; each of those inuitorwards Decorated with subordinate varieties; and the molo (ront of the plants will occasion sone irrocularity; on many occasions w.oro will not be required.