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Page 28:-
mountains shutting in the scene, engage the attention, and excite the admiration and mute astonishment of the traveller.

BOWNESS - (Bullness)
Is a small market-town, charmingly placed on the east shore of Windermere. It is the chief port on the lake, possessing boats employed both in fishing and in the exportation of roofing slate. From its admirable position, it is much frequented by tourists, who find excellent accommodation, as well as in lodgings as in two inns, the White Lion and the Crown. Pleasure-boats and carriages for excursions, are also to be obtained at moderate prices. The church, dedicated to St. Martin, is a large white edifice, with a low square tower. It consists of a nave, separated from its aisles by pointed arches, springing from piers unadorned by capitals, and the roof

'-- Upheld
By naked rafters intricately cross'd,
Like leafless underboughs, 'mid some thick grove,
All wither'd by the depth of shade above.'
The east window of the chancel is large, and filled with fine old painted glass, brought from Furness Abbey; by its present arrangement, however, the effect is very diminished. Among the monuments are some belonging to the Philipsons, the ancient possessors of Calgarth. By far the most interesting is that to Dr. Watson, late Bishop of Llandaff, who lies buried at the east end of the churchyard,
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button -- "Bowness" -- (Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere)
button -- "Crown" -- Crown Inn (?)
button -- St Martin's Church
button -- "White Lion" -- White Lion
button -- "Windermere" -- Windermere
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