button to main menu  Observations on Picturesque Beauty, vol.1 p.134

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vol.1 p.134

From Ambleside we set out for Bowness, to take a view of the lake. Part of the road we had traversed, the day before, from Kendal; and were a second time amused by the woody landscape it afforded: and it's sudden, interrupted openings to the lake, before the whole burst of that magnificent scene was presented.- From the higher grounds, above Bowness, we had an elevated view of it's whole extent.
Windermere, or Winander-water, as it is sometimes called, extends from north to south, about twelve or fourteen miles. In breadth it rarely exceeds two; and is seldom narrower than one. The southern end winds a little towards the west. The northern, and western coasts are wild, and mountainous - the eastern, and southern are more depressed; in
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