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cultivated on the same Soil for many Years, and yet retained a considerable Difference in the Size of the Plants, the Scotch Sort being not half so large as the other; yet the Flowers were much larger, the Leaves were less, and the Branches much weaker, than those of the fourth Sort. The last Sort here mentioned was raised from the Seeds of the Scotch Rose; and altho' the Flowers were plain-coloured, yet the whole Appearance of the Plant continues the same as the original Kind, which is a plain Proof of its being different from the fourth Sort. The Sweet-briar, although wild in some Parts of England, yet is go in most curious Gardens or the extreme Sweetness of its Leaves, which perfumes the circumambient Air in the Spring of the Year, especially after a Shower of Rain. The Flowers of this Sort, being fingle, are not valued; but the Branches of the Shrubs are cut to intermix with Flowers to place in Basons to adorn Halls, Parlours, &c. in the Spring of the Year, the Scent of this Plant being agreeable to most Persons. The double-flowered Sweet-briar is preserved on the Account of its beautiful Flowers, as well as for the Sweetness of its green Leaves. All the other Sorts of Roses are originally of foreign Growth, but are hardy enough to endure the Cold of our Climate in the open Air, and produce the most beautiful and fragrant Flowers of any Kind of Shrubs yet known. This, together with their long Continuance in Flower, has justly rendered them the most valuable of all the Sorts of flowering Shrubs; besides, the great Variety of different Sorts of Roses will

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Roses will seldom blow fair within eight or ten Miles of London, tho’ in the Northern Parts of GreatBritain, they flower extremely well. This Sort must have a Northern Exposure; for, if it is planted too warm, it will not flower. All the Sorts of Roses may be propagated either from Suckers, Layers, or by budding them upon Stocks of other Sorts of Roses; which latter Method is only pračtifed for some peculiar Sorts, which do not grow very vigorous upon their own Stocks, and send forth Suckers very sparingly ; or, where --- - - - * , a Per

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