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is a shorter and less hilly road from Milnthorp to Bowness through Crosthwaite and Winster, in one stage of 14 miles. From Milnthorp to Kendal is 8 miles; the road crosses the Kent near the ancient mansion of the Howards at Levens; and passes the castellated Hall of Sizergh, the family seat of the Stricklands.

  ivory combs

Is a clean and well built town, of considerable trade, and a population of 11,301 inhabitants. It is situate at the junction of the Carlisle road by Penrith, with the Whitehaven road by Ambleside, Keswick, and Cockermouth. It is famous for the manufacture of various kinds of woollen goods and fancy waistcoats. Here is a manufactory of ivory combs; and a marble manufactory, where several varieties of the limestone of the country are worked and polished. The King's Arms and Commercial are the principal Inns.

Stands upon a small bay of Windermere, where boats of various descriptions may be seen riding at anchor. The walls of the houses and gardens are decorated with evergreens and flowers, giving an extraordinary appearance of neatness to the place. The White Lion is a spacious Inn, with a small garden and elevated grass plot adjoining; and the Crown is pleasantly situated upon a rising ground at the end of the village.
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button -- Commercial
button -- Crown Inn (?)
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button -- "King's Arms" -- Kings Arms
button -- Levens Hall
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