button to main menu  Observations on Picturesque Beauty, page 91

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vol.1 p.91
whose radiance. like varnish on a picture, (if I may use a degrading comparison,) brings out a thousand objects unobserved before.
To these more permanent effects of illumination may be added another species, which arises from accident - I mean those partial, flitting shades, which are occasioned by floating clouds. These may sometimes produce a good effect; but they contribute as often to disturb the repose of a landscape. To painters however they are of great use, who are frequently obliged, but an untoward subject, to take advantage of every probability to produce an effect.
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