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on, the last gleam of sunshine fading away on the hill tops, the deep serene of the waters, and the long shadows of the mountains thrown across them, till they nearly touched the hithermost shore. At a distance were heard the murmurs of many water-falls not audible in day time; I wished for the moon, but she was dark to me and silent,
'Hid in her vacant interlunar cave.'
station, Swinside
STATION V. This view is seen to much greater advantage from the side of Swinside, a little before sun-set, where the vale and both the lakes are in full view, with the whole extent of rocky shore at the upper, and the flextures of the lower lake. And when the last beams of the sun rest on the purple summit of Skiddaw, and the deep shade of Wythop's wooded brows is stretched over the lake, the effect is amazingly great.
station, Fawe Park
STATION VI. From Swinside continue the walk by Foe-park. This is a sweet evening walk, and had the sun shone out, Mr. Gray would have perceived his mistake in being here in the morning. 'October 5,' he writes, 'I walked through the meadows and corn-fields to the Derwent, and crossing it, went up How-hill; it looks along Bassenthwaite-water, and sees at the same time the
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