Picturesque views on the river Exe [7 aquatint engr., with descriptive letterpress].

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1819 - 40 pages

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Page 2 - Exe insinuates itself imperceptibly into an alpine valley between eminences richly cloathed with wood, which in some parts feather down to the very margin of the stream, and in others just leave room for a slip of the most verdant meadow; the heights above being strongly marked and varied by thick groves and luxuriant inclosures.
Page 20 - The pulpit, which is placed against the north wall, is ornamented with some excellent carved work, representing little naked boys supporting festoons of fanciful and delicate workmanship. The chancel is separated from the body of the church by a fine piece of carved work, consisting of small open twisted columns, with...
Page 3 - Exe from its sister and tributary stream; but it is difficult to paint the effect of two fine parallel vallies so constituted, and surrounded by such a magnificent outline, when viewed from any of the neighbouring heights, which fully command them both.
Page 4 - Exe, when the enlarged vale opens into a wonderfully rich plain, encircled by lofty and well-wooded hills. The city of Exeter occupies a high eminence in the centre of this district, crowned with its great Cathedral.

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