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tinuation of its brow. An atteript to broad: it b.
to brea: it b. little inolas is seldou successful; they seem separato indcpondent hilloc!s, artificially put on The intended effect nay indeed be produced by a laro nole descendino in some places lower than in ot'ers, and rootol at several points indo the hill, The same end may be attained by carrying son.c channel or hoolow on the side upwards, till it cut the continued line; or by bringine the brow forward in one place, and throwinc it back in another; or by forminc a secondary ridce a little way down the side, and castin the round above it into a different, thouch not opposite diroction to the cenral descent. Xither of these expedients will at least draw the attention or from the fefect; but a greater would be substituted in its stead, ir tie brcal: wore to divide the line into equal parts; another unifomity would be arded, without removine the former; for recilarity always succests a suspicion of artifice; and artifice detected, no longer deceives. Our iacinations would industriously join the broken parts, and the idea of the cont inued line would be restored.
IX. Whatever break be chosen, the position of it ..ust be oblique to the line which is to be brokon. i rectangular division produces sanenoss; there is no contrast betweon the forns it dividos; but if it he oblique, while it ai inishes the part on one side, it onlarces that on the other. Parallel lines are liable to the sale objection as those at richt uulos: though each by itself be the perfect line of beauty, yet if they correspond, they forul a shape between then, whole sides want contrast. On the sane principle, foris will sometimes be intorduced, loss for t?eir intrinsic than thoir occasional nerit, in contrastinc happily with those about them: each sets off the other; and tocother they are a rore apreoblo cor position than if they had bee. more beautiful, but at the sale time ore similar.
One reason why tano sconcs are seldon interesting, is, that touch they often aduit of any varieties, they allow or few, and those only faint contrasts. le may be plensed by the munber of the former, but we can be struck only by the force of the lattor. These oht to abound in the larger and holder sconos of a cardon, especially in such as aro fored by an aseenblaeo of nany distinct and considerablo parts thrown torot er; as wen several risinc crounds appear one beyond another, a Tino swell seen above a slantin swoep which runs before it, has a beautiful effect, which a noarer resemblance would destroy: and (except in particular instances) a close similarity between lincs which citer cross, or face, or rise behind one another, makes a poor, uniforli, disacreeable composition.
The application of any of the forecoinc observations to the still Creater scenes of nature, would carry mo at pre ent too far; nor could it well be made, before tho other constituent parts of those scenes, wood, we water, rocks, and buildincs, have been taken into consideration. 7710 rules which have been civen, if such hints deserve the name of rules, aro chiefly applicable to cround which nay be mana[ed by a spado; and even thore they are only concral, not univcrsal: fow of t'iai are without cxception; very few wich, on particular ocasions, 1107 not be dispensed with. Many of the above rourks are, however, 30 far o uso in scenos the furthest from our reach, as they may assist in direct in our choice of those parts which are in our power to shew, or to conceal, thouch not to alter. but in converting them to this 'urpose, a caution, which has more than once been alluded to, must alnays be hed in rembrance; nover to Juffer coneral considerations to interfere with extraordinary creat errect3* *The more we exact novelty, the sonor our taste will be vitiated. Dituc