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the lake of KESWICK, but more properly the lake of DERWENT; and I am inclined to think, and hope to make it appear, that the ancient name of KESWICK is the DERWENT-TOWN, or the town of DERWENT-WATER. But first of the lake itself .
The whole extent of the lake is about three miles, from north to
south; the form is irregular, and its greatest breadth exceeds
not a mile and a half. The best method of viewing this enchanting
water, is in a boat, and from the banks. Mr. Gray viewed it from
the banks only, and Mr. Mason, after trying both, prefers Mr.
Gray's choice; and, where the pleasure of rowing and sailing is
out of the question, it will, in general, be found the best, on
account of the fore-ground, which the boat does not furnish.
Every dimension of the lake, however, appears more extended from
its bosom, than from its banks. I shall, therefore, point out the
favourite stations round the lake, that have often been verified.
station, Cockshot Wood
STATION I. Cockshut-hill is remarkable for a general view. It is
covered with a motley mixture of young wood; has an easy ascent
to the top, and from it the lake appears in great beauty. On the
floor of a
Some agreeable lines descriptive of this Lake, by Dr. Dalton, may
be seen in the Addenda, Article II.
|-- "Cockshut Hill" -- Cockshott Point|
|-- Derwent Water|
|-- station, Cockshot Wood|
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