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THE PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS
ROBERT SOUTHEY, Esq. LL.D.
CHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY,
AND LITERARY SOCIETY, OP THE METROPOLITAN
RESPICE, ASPICE, PROSPICE.-St. Bernard.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
*Η ζητώ ανθρώπους αρέσκειν ;-GALATIANS, I. 10. Ωστε εχθρός ύμών γέγονα αληθεύων ύμϊν;-GALATIANS,1.16.
TRINTED BY C. ROWORTH, BELL YARD,
DIRECTIONS FOR PLACING THE PLATES.
Portrait of Sir Thomas More...
Frontispiece. Druidical Stones near Keswick
to fuce page 41 Derwentwater, Bassanthwaite-water, and Skiddaw, from Walla Crag.. 122 Derwentwater from Strandshagg
PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS
CROSTHWAITE CHURCH.-St. KENTIGERN.
Though the vale of Keswick owes little of its beauty to any work of man, the position of its Church is singularly fortunate. It stands alone, about half a mile from the town, and somewhat farther from the foot of Skiddaw; and though not to be compared with the beautiful village churches of Lincolnshire and the West of Eng
* Some of the oldest and finest yew trees in the country stood formerly in this churchyard. The vicar cut them down, thinking the wood might serve to make a pew for the singers, ..for which purpose it was found unserviceable, when too late. One of them grew beside the school-house, and was so large, that an old man, more than fifty years ago, told
my excellent friend, whose name I now write with regret as the late Sir George Beaumont, he had seen all the boys, some forty in number, perched at one time upon its boughs.