button to main menu  Description of Sixty Studies, pp.72-73

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single trees are picturesque, and associate well in composition with the distances: Bonus Knot, a mountain mass of rugged rock, is the side screen on the left, but this is contrasted by the western boundary, which, excepting at Anglingstone, is something smooth and uniform in its height all the way up the side of the lake: Among the mountains at the head of the water, are the Pillar and the Steeple.
  Bassenthwaite Lake
There is a carriage road from Keswick round Bassenthwaite Water, and it is not of much importance which side of the lake is first travelled; the Bassenthwaite side of the road is between Skiddaw and the lake, and cannot be mistaken; and either looking forward or backward the scenes are good, though not so great as those in some other parts of the country. The borders of the lake abound in rich inclosures, scattered over with a luxuriance of trees. - Withop woods
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mass in a firm and grand manner as seen from this side of the water; the road passes by Bassenthwaite Halls, a few houses so called, to Ouse Bridge between Armathwaite Hall, the seat of Sir Frederick Vane, Bart. and the lake. - Ouse Bridge is over the river Derwent, and at the foot of the lake. From Armathwaite hall, the view down the lake is exquisite in its kind, but Helvellyn, by being removed ten miles from the eye, is not remarkable in its features as one of the component parts of this picture. - From Ouse Bridge, the road is by Peterhow, a rock covered with woods, to the margin of the lake on the western side; and Skiddaw is a fine object for a few miles, though exhibiting a very different face from that assumed on Derwent Water: Dodd, sometimes called Skiddaw's Cub, with the low-lands at the head of the water out-distanced by the mountains of St. John's, make a good picture from the
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