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16O G?o?raph?/ of 'l?ra dd Fnego, plants which take a d?p ?t, a?, t?m?m, rally shru? a? ?s am fou?: the former are thinly scat?r? over ?e ex- mssire plains which charac?r? ?b count?; but the ?a?s a? abundant, and ?ough of a ha?h ? d? apace, mint ? nourbhing, for ?ey form ?e ch?n f? ? uumerom an large he?s of gu?ac?s. Besld? ?e ever?een ?ch a?v?mendoned, ?ere am but few other tr? in ? Stair that can ? ?nside? u timer ?s. Such an appellation only ?1ongs to two other s?cies of b?ch and ?e Winter s ?rk. ? he I?t, which m also ? ever?n, ?s ? be fou? mixed wi? ?e ? in all ? of ?e St?it; ? ?t �e co?y and hills from ?e height of two ?omm? f?t a?ve the sea, m ?e ve? verge of ?e high-?'a?r m?k, am ?v?d with a ?r?tual ve?ure wh?h ? mm?bly s?king, ?rfic?ly in tho? p?ces where the glacie? d?cend into ?e ?; the sud- den coast in such cues pm?nting m the v?w a ?ene ? ag? able ? it seems to ? anom?ous. I have ray,If ?n vegemdon thriving m?t luxmiantly, and large w?dy-s?mmed tre? of F? ? Y?o?*, in Eagled considered and ?md as ?nder plan?, in full flower, wi?n a ve? shoK dis?ce of ?e b?e of a mountain, covered for two-thi? down wi? snow, and wi? the ?m?ture at 3?. The Fuc? certssly w? rarely t?und but in ?eltemd s?, ?t ?t so the Y?m?; for ?e beach? of ?e ba? on t? west ?e of St. John's lsl? at Port San Antonio are iin? with ?ees of ?e latter, growing even in ?e ve? wash of ?e sea. There is no paK of the St?t more ex?d m ?e wind ? ?, for it fa?s ? reach m �e west of Ca? Frowa?, down w?ch ?e wind com?ntly blows, a? b?ngs with it a succe?ion of ?in, sl?t, or snow; and in ?e winter monks, from April to Aug? the ground is covered wi? a layer of snow, from ? i?hes to two or ? feet in dept. T?re must ?, ?e?fom, some ?cul?r q?ity in ? atm? phere of this otherwise Hgoro? climate which favoun ve?don; for if- not, th? compa?d?*ely delicate plants could not live and fio?bh ?rough the long and severe winmrs of ?is region. �In the summer, the tempe?ture at night w? frequently as low as ? of F?]renheit, and yet I never nord the following morning any blight or injury smt? by ? plan?, even in �e sligh?st degr?. One circums?n?, however, dese? to ? meadoW, which may in ?me me?ure ac?unt for ?e in?cuous eff?t of so low a ?m?tum. I have ?c?ionally, during the summer, ?n up ?e greamr part of the night at my o?rvam?, with ?e in,real ? well ? the external the?ome? ? low ? f?zing ?int,