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ON THE

BEAUTIES, HARMONIES, AND SUBLIMITIES

OF

NA TURE.

BEAUTIES,

HARMONIES, AND SUBLIMITIES

N A TU RE:

WITH

OCCASIONAL REMARKS

ON THE

LAWS, CUSTOMS, MANNERS, AND OPINIONS

OF

VARIOUS NATIONS.

SECOND EDITION.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:
G. AND W. B. WHITTAKER, AVE-MARIA LANE.

1823.

Dec.17, 1931
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

The Library of the Schools
of Landscape Architecture avd City Planning

gift of B. Paan
Prom Collections.s. Pray

7072

LONDON
PRINTED BY WEED AND RIDER, LITTLE BRITAIN.

THE

BEAUTIES, HARMONIES, AND SUBLIMITIES

OF

NA TURE.

BOOK VII.

CHAPTER 1.

As there are in nature many contrasts, there are, also, many resemblances, though there are no likenesses. Some of these resemblances constitute the best media, by which the several portions of nature may be associated, or contrasted, with each other. The sciences become simplified by this method. Since illustrations of excursion, if the term may be allowed, impart beauty to strength; colour to form; variety to monotony; and render more evident Nature's unison of systematic accordance. The perfume of the citron may be imparted to less favoured fruits, by infusing its essence into the sap of their roots.

Plants claim some affinity with animals. The stalk of the former resembles the body of the latter ;

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