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Just below the parapet is a cornice ornamented with stone cannon, in imitation of the early invented ones, formed of bars of iron welded together, or rings twisted. It has long passed from the family of that name. A fine avenue of trees leads up to it, and commands, from the rising ground, an extensive and beautiful prospect of Dalston, the vale, the woods of Rose, and the distant fells. The traces of a Roman encampment are observable in front. Hence the city of Carlisle is in sight the whole way, till you enter it by the suburbs of Shaddongate.

The limits of this work will not allow of a large and minute description, but only of such particulars as shall appear to be most interesting to the lake tourist.
The city has lost many objects of antiquity, and wears as neat, clean, and stately an aspect, as any within the Borders. It stands on a gentle eminence in the midst of an extensive plain, watered by the Petteril and Caldew, which here unite with the Eden, and from their banks as foregrounds join in pleasing combinations with the distant city. Approach it as you may, it is seen to great advantage. From the south, after passing through the suburbs of Botchergate, adorned with the new edifice of Christ Church, the entrance is between the Court-houses, impressing the stranger with the not im-
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