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Page 138:-
every inn-holder is an extortioner, and voiturin an imposing rogue.
The space betwixt the lakes is not a mile, and consist of pasture and meadow ground. The lower lake is called

Crummock Water
Soon opens after you leave the village, and pass through an oaken grove. A fine expanse of water sweeps away to the right under a rocky promontory, Randon-knot, or Buttermere-hawse. The road then serpentizes round the rock, and under a rugged, pyramidal, craggy mountain. From the crest of this rock, the whole extent of the lake is discovered. On the western side the mountains rise immediately from the water's edge, bold and abrupt. Just in front, between Blea-crag and Mell-break, (two spiral hills) the hoarse resounding noise of a water-fall is heard across the lake, concealed within the bosom of the cliff, through which it has forced its way, and when viewed from the foot of the fall, is a most astonishing phaenomenon.
This lake is beautified with three small isles. One of rock lies just before you. The
[1] This lake abounds with the finest char, and red trout, and contains also some pike and perch.
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button -- "Randon Knot" -- Rannerdale Knotts
button -- Scale Force
button -- station, Rannerdale Knotts

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