button to main menu  Description of Sixty Studies, pp.2-3

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is at the head of the lake: the first view after leaving Nibthwaite is of the Man, a mountain somewhat conical, and of other summits scarcely inferior in height. - This grand cluster of Lancashire mountains, probably covering an horizontal area of thirty square miles, is joined by those of Cumberland and Westmorland, five or six miles west and north of the head of the lake; advance a little, and the mountains of Yewdale will present themselves, and beyond them, those of Rydal and Grasmere, aerial by distance, will not fail to give pleasure to the mind capable of being moved by all bounteous and ever-varying nature.
The view here presented is a mile from the foot of the lake, and is of the Man mountain, or, as it is more frequently called, the Old Man, with the pointed summit of Enfoot on the right, and Dove Crag on the left, a range of line probably more picturesque than is
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exhibited by these mountains on any stand from or near the road before spoken of; the middle grounds and foregrounds are, however, better on some stations north of the one here chosen.
The shores on this side of the lake are varied with bold promontories and islands, and travelling northward the middle ground materials improve and become highly interesting, when about two miles from the head of the lake; Coniston Hall is here a good object, though probably half a mile distant, and will serve as a principal to the sprinkling of farm houses and cottages, which compose the village of Coniston. These buildings are agreeably dispersed over gentle eminences, intersecting each other in easy and elegantly undulating lines. Coniston Hall is a picturesque old building; it is partly in ruins, and a considerable portion, not only of the ruined, but the habitable
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