button to main menu  Observations on Picturesque Beauty, page 81

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vol.1 p.81


picturesque analysis
WE had now arrived on the confines of those romantic scenes, which were the principal inducement to this tour. Here therefore we proposed to make some pause; and pay a little more attention to the country, than a hasty passage through it, would allow.
But to render a description of these scenes more intelligible; and to shew more distinctly the sources of that kind of beauty, with which they abound; it may be proper, before we examine the scenes themselves, to take a sort of analytical view of the materials, which compose them - mountains - lakes - broken grounds - wood - rocks - cascades - vallies - and rivers.
With regard to mountains, it may be first premised, that, in a picturesque view, we consider them only as distant objects; their enor-
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