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furnish.- The artist will find a proper stand on the inside of the stone-wall.
Having from this station enjoyed these charming views, descend to the ferry-house, and proceed to the Great Island, where you will again see all that is charming on the lake, or magnificent and sublime in the environs, in a new point of view.
The island was long the property of the Philipsons, once a family of consequence in these parts .
station, Belle Isle S
STATION II. The views from this delicious spot are many and
charming.- From the south side of the island you look over a
noble extent of water, bounded in front by waves of distant
mountains, that rise from the water's edge. The two ferry-points
form a picturesque strait; and beyond that, the Storrs on one
side, and Rawlinson's nab on the other, shooting far into the
lake, form a grand sinuosity, while the intermediate shores are
beautifully indented with wooded promontories, or ornamented with
elegant edgings of luxurious trees. Berkshire and Crow-
This island is now the property of Mr. Curwen, who finished the
large mansion-house begun by Mr. English, laid the whole out in
pleasure-grounds, in the modern style, suitable to the place, and
made it one of the sweetest places that can be imagined.
|-- "Holme Island" -- Belle Isle|
|-- station, Belle Isle S|
|-- station, Harrow Farm|
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