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Yorkshire Cloud Berries* are found plentifully on the moors between Malham and Settle. They take their name from their lofty situation. I have seen the berries in the Highlands of Scotland served as a desert. The Swedes and Norwegians preserve great quantities in autumn to make tarts and other confections, and esteem them as excellent antiscorbutics. The Laplanders bruise and eat them in the milk of the rein deer, and preserve them quite fresh till spring by burying them in the snow.
Settle I descended an exceedingly tedious and steep road, having on the right a range of rocky hills with broken precipitous fronts. At the foot of a monstrous lime-stone rock, called Castleberg, that threatens destruction, lies Settle, a small town in a little vale, exactly resembling a shabby French town with a place in the middle. Numbers of coiners and filers lived about the place, at this time entirely out of work, by reason of the recent salutary law respecting the weight of gold.
I dined here at the neatest and most comfortable little inn I ever was at, rendered more agreeable by the civility and attention of the landlady. This is a market town, and has a small trade in knit-worsted stockings, which are made
* Rubus Chamaemorus Fl. Scot. 1, 266. Hudson, 1, 221.

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