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vol.1 p.93


HAVING thus considered the chief circumstances, which occur in distant mountains, let us now inlarge our view, and take in the lake, which makes the next considerable part of this romantic country.
The fen, the pool, and the lake would present very different ideas, tho magnitude were out of the question.
The fen is a plashy inundation, formed on a flat - without depth - without lineal boundary - of ambiguous texture - half water - and half lane - a sort of vegetable fluid.
The pool is a collection of the soakings of some common; or the reservoir of the neighbouring ditches, which deposit in it's ouzy bed
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