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A Journal of Ten Days Excursion on the Western and Northern Borders of ...
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Abbot Abbot of Tavistock affording ancient antique appearance ascended aspect Barnstaple beauty beheld Belstone beneath Blackator bold boughs Bowerman's Nose breakfast Brentor Bridge brook brought carved Castle cataracts Chagford character church and village cliffs cloud considerable copse Cotehele course crags Dartmoor declivity descending direction East Lyn Edgcumbe edge entrance erection excursion extent feet foam foliage glen glimpse Gothic grandeur granite hill hues huge hunting seat Ilfracombe Lustleigh Lynmouth Lynton magnificence Manaton miles Milton Abbot morning mound nature neighbourhood o'clock Oakhampton Okehampton opposite ornament parish passed path pathway pleasant portion precipitous present prospect ravine remarkable ridge river road rocks rugged scene scenery side situated spot steep steps stone stream summit Tamar Tawstock Teign Torridge tower town trees valley vicinity walk waves weather West Lyn West Ockment whence whole wild winding wood Woolacombe
Page 43 - And impotent desire and disappointed pride ? 0 how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves and garniture of fields; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And ull the dread magnificence of heaven, 0 how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven!
Page 30 - ... certainly a remarkable place, and well deserving a visit from the explorers of the moorland districts, both on account of the singular disposition of the bushes and trees, which extend over a space of, perhaps, upwards of ten acres ; and also for the sake of several grand views on the West Ockment, especially where it contracts its course between the descent of two craggy hills, and rushes among the stones below with great violence.