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Page 55:-
The town of Whitehaven is concealed from our sight, but the headlands of St. Bees beyond it are conspicuous; and the Isle of Man in the same direction. Workington, with its shipping, may be seen due west, and further northwards Maryport, and the fashionable bathing place of Allonby. Cockermouth, with its church and castle, is seen over the foot of Bassenthwaite Lake; and between us and the borders of Scotland lies a large extent of cultivated country, in which the city of Carlisle stands as a central object. Beyond Solway Frith, the mountain Criffel in Kirkcudbrightshire appears near the shore; and on its right is the mouth of the river Nith, on which stands the town of Dumfries. To the left lies the small island called Hasten, at the foot of the water of Orr; and further west, the mouth of the Dee at Kirkcudbright, opening into the large bay of Wigton. Beyond it, the bay of Glenluce, with Burrow Head, and the Mull of Galloway, are sometimes visible. The houses and cornfields on the Scottish coast are often distinguishable; with mountains rising behind mountains to an interminable distance. The Cheviot hills appear in the direction of High Pike;- but it would be in vain to look for the German Ocean, which has sometimes been represented as visible from hence.
Penrith, with its Beacon, may be seen, and beyond it the lofty Crossfell, with some of the eminences bordering upon Northumberland, Durham, and Yorkshire. To the right of Penrith are the
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