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OR,

COLLOQUIES

ON

THE PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS

OF

SOCIETY.

BY

ROBERT SOUTHEY, Esq. LL.D.

POET LAUREATE,

HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ROYAL SPANISH ACADEMY, OF THE ROYAL SPANISH ACADEMY OF HISTORY,
OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF THE NETHERLANDS, OF THE CYMMRODORION, OF THE MASSA-
*. CHUSETTS HISTURICAL SOCIETY, OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY,
OF THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, OF THE BRISTOL PHILOSOPHICAL

AND LITERARY SOCIETY, OF THE METROPOLITAN
INSTITUTION, OF THE PHILOMATHIC

INSTITUTION, &c.

RESPICE, ASPICE, PROSPICE.-St. Bernard.

WITH PLATES.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.

MDCCCXXIX.

"Η ζητώ ανθρώπους αρέσκειν ;-GALATIANS, I. 10. Ωστε εχθρός υμών γέγονα αληθεύων υμίν;-GALATIANS,1v. 16.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY C. ROWORTH, BELL YARD,

TEMPLE BAR.

DIRECTIONS FOR PLACING THE PLATES.

VOL. I.

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

238

VOL. II.

Frontispiece.

Crosthwaite Church and Skiddaw
Thralkeld Tarn
Greta Hall, Derwentwaier, and Newlands

153

343

PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS

OF

SOCIETY.

COLLOQUY X.

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.

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