button to main menu  Observations on Picturesque Beauty, page 102

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vol.1 p.102
lax, that the imagination is left very much at large.
On the subject of lakes, I have only farther to add, that many bodies of water, under this denomination, are found upon the summits of lofty mountains. in this situation they are commonly mere basons; or reservoirs; and want the pleasing accompaniments, which adorn the lower lakes. Lakes of this kind are a collection of springs; and discharge themselves generally from their elevated stations in cascades.
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