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Upon their lakes, the Chinefe frequently exhibit fea- fights, proceffions, and fhip-raees; alfo fire-works and. Oa fome occafions too, not only the lakes and rivers, but all the pavilions, and every part of their Gardens, are illur- minated by an incredible number of beautiful lanterns, of a thoufand different fhapes, intermixed with lampions,, torches,, fire-pots, and fky-rockets ; than which a more magnificent fight cannot be feen, Even the Girandola,, and illumination of St.
There are likewife lanterns made in the form of tigers, dromedaries, and dragons of an enormous fize j which are painted in tranfparency, and filled with lights:, thefe are moved about the ftreets by men concealed within them, who. It is likewife upon this feftival that the moft fplendid of their fire-works are exhibited : it would be tedious to defcribe them particularly, as they refembie, in many things, our European ones; but what is related on that head, by one of the miilionaries, is curious, and may here be inferted, to give the reader an idea of Chinefe ikill, in works of this fort.
Their banks are variegated, in imitation of nature.. The terminations of rivers the Chinefe Artifts hide either in woods, or behind hills and buildings; or they turn them under bridges, direct them into caverns, or lofe themamongO: rocks and fhoals. Both in their lakes and rivers are feen many kinds of reeds, and other aquatic plants and flowers; ferving for ornament, as well as for covert to their birds.
They -erecl: upon them mills and other hydraulic machines, wherever the iituation will permit. They introduce a great many fplendid veffels, built after the manner of all nations; and keep in them all kinds of curious and beau- tiful water-fowl, collected from different countries. Nor are they lefs various and magnificent in their bridges than in their other decorations. Some they build of wood, and compofe them of rough planks, laid in a rufKc manner upon large roots of trees: fome are made of Si of many trunks of trees, thrown rudely over the ftream; and fenced with decayed branches, intertwined with the convulvulus, and climbers of different forts : forne are compofed of vaft arches of carpentry, artfully and neatly framed together.
They have alfo bridges of ftone and marble, adorned with colonades, triumphal arches, towers, loggias, fifhing pavilions, ftatues, bas-reliefs, brazen tripods, and porcelain vafes. Some of them are upon a curve, or a ferpentine plan ; others branching out into various directions : others ftraight, and fome at the conflux of rivers or canals, are made triangular, qua- drilateral or circular, as the fituation requires; with pa- vilions at their angles, and bafons of water in their centers, adorned with yets d'eauy and fountains of many forts.
Of thefe bridges fome are entire, and executed with the utmoft neatnefs and tafle ; others feem in ruins; others are left half fini'fhed, being furrounded with fcaf- folds, machines, and the whole apparatus of building. But fuch is the judgment with which the Chinefe Artifts fituate their ftrudlures, that they enrich and beautify particular profpetts, without any detriment to the general afpeft of the whole composition, in which Nature almoft always appears predominant ; for though their Gardens are full of buildings, and other works of art, yet are there many points from which none of them appear : and more than two or three at a time are feldom difcovered ; fo artfully are they concealed in vallies, behind rocks and mountains, or amongft woods and thickets.
Their artifts knowing how powerfully contrail agitates the human mind, lofe no opportunity of practicing fudden tranfitions, or of difplaying flrong oppofitions, as well in the nature of the objects which enter into their cora- pofition, as in their modifications.
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Thus they conduct you from limited profpects to extenfive views; from places of horror to fcenes of delight ; from lakes and rivers to woods and lawns ; and from the fimplefl arrangements of nature, to the mofl complicated productions of art. To dull and gloomy colours, they oppofe fuch as are brilliant ; and to light, they oppofe darknefs : rendering, by thefe means, their productions not only diflindt in the parts, but alfo uncommonly finking in their total effect. The cafcades of the Chinefe, which are always intro- duced, where the ground admits, and where the fupply of water is fufficient, are fometimes regular, like thofe of Marli, Frefcati and Tivoli; but more frequently they are L 2 rude, 8 4 rude, like the falls of Trolhetta and the Nile.
In one place, a whole river is precipitated from the fummit of the mountain, into the vallies beneath ; where it foams and whirls amongft the rocks, till it falls down other precipices, and buries itfelf in the gloom of impenetrable forefta: in another place, the waters burfl: out with violence from many parts, fpouting a great number of cafcades, in different directions j which, through various impediments, at laft unite, and form one vaft expanfe of water.
Sometimes the view of the cafcade is in. This is laid out in fine pebble walks, adorned with grafs plots, and borders of flowers of every fort,, that thrive in moift fituations ; and.
As the Chinefe are fo very fond of water, their Gar- deners endeavour to obtain it by art, wherever it is denied by Nature. They always give a confiderable depth to their waters, at leaft five or fix feet, to prevent the rifing of fcum, and the floating of weeds upon the furface ; and they are always provided with fwans, or fuch other birds as feed on weeds, to keep them under.
In their plantations, the Cliinefe Artifts do not, as is the practice of fome European Gardeners, plant indif- criminately every thing that comes in their way ; nor do they ignorantly imagine, that the whole perfection of plantations confifts in the variety of the trees and fhrubs of which they are compofed : on the contrary, their practice is guided by many rules, founded on reafon and long obfervation, from which they feldom or ever deviate.
Their Gardeners avoid planting, whenever the orounds are fo moift as to endanger the rotting of the roots ; or when the frofts are fo near as to pinch the plants, before they have recovered the mock of tranf- plantation ; or when the earth and air are too dry to afford nurture to them. They 89 They obferve, that the perfection of trees for Orna- mental Gardening, confifts in their fize ; in the beauty and variety of their forms, the colour and fmoothnefs of their bark, the quantity, fhape, and rich verdure of their foliage ; with its early appearance in the fpring, and long duration in the autumn; likewife in the quicknefs of their prowth, and their hardinefs to endure the extremities of heat, cold, drought or moifture; in their making no litter, during the fpring or fummer, by the fall of the bloffom; and in the ftrength of their branches, to refltt, unhurt, the violence of tempefts.
They fay, that the perfection of flirubs confifts not only in moft of the above mentioned particulars, but alfo in the beauty, durability, or long fuccelTion of their blojffbm ; and in their fair appearance before the bloom, and after it is gone. They admit, however, of a moderate variety; but are by " A peine la faifon du printems eft venue, que le faule couvre d'une robe " verte la couleur jaune de fon bois.
II previent le printems, et fans avoir befoin du vers-a-foye, il K revet fes feuilles et fes branches d'un duvet veloute que cet infecte n'a M point file. Soft harbinger of fpring! No filk-worm decks thy fhade; nor could fupply The velvet down thy fliining leaf difplays. M 2 no 92 no means promifcuous in the choice of their plants : attending, with great care, to the colour, form, and foliage of each ; and only mixing together fuch as har- monize and affemble agreeably. They obferve, that fome trees are only proper for thick- ets; others, only fit to be employed fingly ; and others, equally adapted to both thefe fituations.
The mountain- cedar, the fpruce and filver firs, and all others whofe branches have a horizontal direction, they hold im- proper for thickets: becaufe they indent into each other ; and likevvife cut difagreeably upon the plants which back them. In their fhrubberies they follow, as much as poflible, the fame rules ; obferving farther, to plant in fome of them, all fuch fhrubs asflourifh at one time; and in fome, fuch as fucceed each other : of which different methods the firft is much the moft brilliant ; but its duration is fhort ; and the appearance.
They reject all that are of a ftraggling growth, of harfh colours, and poor foliage; choofing only fuch as are of fome duration, grow either large, or in clufters, are of beautiful forms, well leaved, and of tints that harmonize with the greens that furround them. They avoid all fudden tranfltions, both with regard to dimenfion' and colour; riling gradually from the fm all eft flowers to holli-oaks, pceonies, fun-flowers, carnation-poppies, and others of the boldeft growth ; and varying their tints, by eafy gradations, from white, ftraw- colour, purple and incarnate, to the deepeft blues, and moft brilliant crimfons and fcarlets.
In their large plantations, the flowers generally grow in the natural ground: but in flower-gardens, and all other parts that are highly kept, they -are in pots, buried in the ground; which, as faft as the bloom goes off, are removed, and others are brought to fupply their places; fo that there is a conftant fuccefiion, for almoft every month in the year ; and the flowers are never feen, but in the height of their beauty.
Amongft the mofl interesting parts of the Chinefe plantations, are their open groves ; for as the women fpend much of their time there, care is taken to fltuate them as pleafantly as poflible, and to adorn them with all kinds of natural beauties. Commission bids can be posted, faxed or emailed to us please remember to provide your full name and address , or you can enter a bid on our website after completing the registration process. A member of our staff will telephone you a few minutes before bidding commences on your specified lot and will bid on your behalf, according to your instructions.
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