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Perugino, A. Mantegna, &c. and and compare them with those of M. 舒Compare the landscapesand back grounds of such artists with those of Titian; Nature was not changed, but a mind of a higher cast, and instructed by the experience of all who had gone before, rejected minute detail, and pointed out, by means of such selections and such combinations, as were congenial to its own sublime conceptions, in what forms, in what colours, and in what effects, grandeur in landscape consisted. Can it then be doubted but that grandeur and beauty have been pointed out and illustrated by painting as well as picturesqueness *?
In the summer time these little caverns afford a cool retreat for the sheep; and it is difficult to imagine a more beautiful fore-ground than is formed by the different groups of them in one of these lartes > some feeding on the patches of turf that in the wider parts lye between the fern and the bushes; some lying in the niches they have worn in the banks among the roots of trees, and to which they have made many side-long paths; some reposing in these deep recesses, their bowers, O9er-canopied with luscious eglantine.
Guastatori avea mandati Ivuoti Iuoghi empir9, & spianar gli erti. This is a most complete receipt for spoiling a picturesque spot; and one might suppose, from this military style having been so generally adopted, and every thing kid open, that our improvers are fearful of an enemy being in ambuscade among the bushes of a gravel pit, or lurking in some intricate group of trees. In that respect, it must be owned, the clump has infinite merit; J Spoilers. far, i bank into a perfect glacis, only the gazons were omitted.
An essay on the picturesque by Sir Uvedale Price