by degrees. Any thing like impatience, or an attempt to produce
effect at once, will be sure to destroy the whole.
In order to avoid the repetition of the same instructions on subjects
of nearly similar character, the first lesson on sruit is introduced
here ; and persons engaged in teaching will sind the great necessity os
varying the objects selected for the young student to copy, that his
attention may be excited by novelty.
The branch of a plum tree, selected for this lesson, will be found a
most pleasing study, and not at all disficult to produce by the flower-
painter, who has copied all the preceding subjects. In drawing this
branch and fruit, the student must commence as before, by drawing
the branch, observing all the projections as he proceeds. This will