button to main menu  Observations on Picturesque Beauty, vol.1 p.186

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vol.1 p.186
and pleasing to the imagination, when it's rocks, precipices, and woods became a fore-ground; as it appeared from the northern point of the lake, when we examined it in a more removed point of view.
Nor do these rocky shores recommend themselves to us only as fore-grounds. We found them every where the happiest situations for obtaining the most picturesque views of the lake. The inexperienced conductor, shewing you the lake, carries you to some garish stand, where the eye may range far and wide. And such a view indeed is well calculated, as we have just seen, to obtain a general idea of the whole. But he, who is in quest of the picturesque scenes of the lake, must travel along the rough side-screens that adorn it; and catch it's beauties, as they arise in smaller portions - it's little bays, and winding shores - it's deep recesses, and hanging promontories - it's garnished rock, and distant mountains. These are, in general, the picturesque scenes, which it affords.
Part of this mountain is known by the name of Lady's-rake, from a tradition, that a young lady of Derwentwater family, in the time of some public disturbance, escaped a pursuit
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