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[dis]tance appears smooth and verdant; and several variously-elevated eminences, being all united by Hogarthian curves, give it an easy, elegant and uncommon appearance, as seen from every part of the valley.
Skiddaw has been called a generous Lord, and the Fells of Borrowdale frowning and haughty Tyrants. Are frowning and haughty tyrants to be preferred to generous lords? Man in his feelings towards man has now pretty well made up his mind on that head; but in his choice of mountains probably he may like the tyrant best.



This view of the Borrowdale mountains is near the entrance upon Barrow common. A fine feature is the waterfall at Lowdore. Grange Crag, Castle Crag, and Goat Crag are succeeded, though at a great distance, by the lofty mountain Schofell, which stands at the head of Wast Water.



From the last place walk up the side of the hill, on the skirts of the wood, so far as to see the lake of Bassenthwaite appear in an agreeable quantity over Derwent Water.
Beyond the first bay of the lake are seen in succession the lands of Stable Hills, Lord's Island, Friar Crag, Vicar's Island (late Pocklington's Island), and the promontory (but why, not known to the writer) called isthmus: several seats and the church of Crosthwaite (Keswick church) are seen upon the enclosed land connecting the two lakes: Dodd, a hill resembling Latrigg, and which is a part of Skiddaw, rises from the head of Bassenthwaite Water: the mountains of Braithwaite and Thornthwaite are seen upon the other side; the gentle elevations stretching beyond the foot of Bassenthwaite close this long line of perspective.
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