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Ingleton Ingleborough I descended to Ingleton, a small town and chapelry in the parish of Bentham, seated at the foot of the great mountain of Ingleborough, which looks like Ossa upon Pelion, and is well described by Camden, as stretching with its vast back rising towards the west, with another hill, as if flung upon its extremity. I had not leisure to visit it; but was informed that it was well worth a traveller's attention, on account of the immense caverns it abounds with, and the various plants very rare in other places. This is reckoned the highest ground in England in respect to the sea, and I believe with truth. Its situation is pretty central, and its cumulated acquisition of height very great. - Its name shews its pre-eminence - Ingleborough, the borough, berg or hill of England. Several rivers arise within this chain, which take their courses into different seas: the Lune and the Ribble flow into the western; the Wharf, the Ure, and the Nid, into the eastern sea.
plants Among the plants the Botanist will find that pigmy willow the Salix herbacea, Fl. Sc. 11, 600; and the S. reticulata, or Wrinkled Willow, 601. The sweet plant the Rhodiola rosea, or Rosewort, Fl. Sc. 11, 619, grows here; useful to the Greenlanders, for food; to the natives of the Feroe Isles, in the scurvy; the fresh roots, applied in form of a cataplasm, are said to relieve the headach, and to heal ma- PLANTS.

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