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vol.1 p.109
The cascade, which is the next object of our observation, may be divided into the broken, and the regular fall.
The first belongs most properly to the rock; whose projecting fragments, impeding the water, break it into pieces - dash it into foam - and give it all the spirit, and agitation, which this active element is capable of receiving.- Happy is the pencil, which can seize the varieties, and brilliancy of water under this circumstance.
The regular fall of water meets no obstruction; but pours down, from the higher grounds to the lower, in one splendid sheet.
Each kind hath it's beauties; but, in general, the broken fall is more adapted to a small
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