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Page 70:-
[some]thing infinitely beyond this assemblage of rural elegancies, you may have a faint notion of the unexampled beauties of this ravishing landscape.'
If the sun shines, this view of Mr. Young's can only be enjoyed early in the morning; as that on the opposite shore, behind the two oak trees, is, from a parity of circumstances, an afternoon prospect. These are the finest stations on the lake for pleasing the eye, but are much too elevated for the purpose of the artist, who will find the picturesque points on the great island well suited for his intention of morning and evening landscape, having command of fore-ground, the objects well ascertained, grouped, and disposed in the finest order of nature. A picture of the north end of the lake, taken from this island, will far exceed the fanciful production of the happiest pencil.- This may easily be verified by the use of the concave reflecting glass.
Rawlinson's-nab is a picturesque point, either for the eye or for the pencil. You are there advanced a great way into the lake, in the midst of the finest scenes, and with a charming fore-ground.
From the low Cat-crag, which is a little to the south of the Nab, you have a view of the south end of the lake, and as far north
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