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  River Eden
Is on the western banks of the river, and is a pleasant village with a charming green, at the distance of four miles from Carlisle. The church is a neat edifice of the perpendicular style, consisting of a nave with aisles and clerestory windows, and a chancel with north aisle, the burial-place of the Howards. A modern tower stands at the west end. In the chancel, on a table monument having its sides adorned with foliated circles in squares, lie the mutilated effigies of Sir Richard Salkeld, knight, and his lady, the ancient possessors of Corby, from whom that manor passed by purchase to the present proprietors. The monumental chapel of the Howards contains that masterpiece of Nollekins', his monument to the first lady of the late H. Howard, Esq. She was daughter of Lord Archer, and died in giving birth to her first child. She is represented as half-reclining on the tomb, the infant lying across her lap, and an angel in a stooping posture directing her upturned gaze to heaven. Further description is needless: tender minds will always feel themselves sensibly affected by the contemplation of a fate so melancholy, and that will be increased by the view of it, pourtrayed as it is here in so touching a manner.
The walks along the western banks are perhaps as fine as those on the Corby grounds. The woods are equally interesting, the rocks as precipi-
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