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Page 96:-
[moun]tains that are in this region of wonders; and whoever omits this coup d'oeil, hath probably seen nothing equal to it.
The views here, taken in the glass, when the sun shines, are amazingly fine.
This picture is reversed from the summit of Latrig.
Keswick to Borrowdale
Mr. Gray was so much intimidated with the accounts of Borrowdale, that he proceeded no farther than Grange. But no such difficulties as he feared are now to be met with. The road into Borrowdale is improved since his time, at least as far as is necessary for any one to proceed to see what is curious. It serpentizes through the pass above Grange; and though upon the edge of a precipice that hangs over the river, it is, nevertheless, safe. This river brings no mixture of mud from the mountains of naked rock, and runs in a channel of slate and granite, as clear as crystal. The water of all the lakes in these parts is clear; but the Derwent only is pelucid. In it the smallest pebble is seen at a great depth, nearly as in the open air.
The rocky scenes in Borrowdale are most fantastic, and the entrance rugged. One
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