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name of a single place without a story in Thursday 10th. Eight miles to Bank house, reply that somebody had been killed there. a single inn; nine to Middleton. In the Some cousins of Scott's came to dinner. kitchen here the grate stood out, not being
Tuesday, 8. Had Scott's horses not been fastened to the chimney back. We crost out of order, we should have gone to St. the South Esk and the North Esk. The Mary's Loch, from whence the Yarrow Pentland hills appeared on to the left, to proceeds, and where the flower of Yarrow the right Arthur's seat. Past through Lasis said to have lived. The boys still point wade and Dalkeith, and by Craig Millar out the scene of that tragedy. We there- Castle, a dirty coal road; the city where fore merely walked up the river to Elibank we entered dirty and dismal also. castle, another of the square towers. They Friday 18th. By stage to Carlisle. Saw a are carrying away its ruins to build a broken chamberpot used as a beehive; exbridge upon the adjacent road to Peebles. cellent Scotch economy! That part of the The young laird of this place was taken in road which we lost by going to Ashiestiel one of his marauding parties by the Scotts, very beautiful. Selkirk looked well on the who were about to hang him, but the old hill, with its townhouse spire, before we lady of the clan offered him her daughter, crost the Ettrick. Beyond Hawick we past Wide-mouthed Meg, as an alternative. He Branksome close on the right, Tiviot flowpreferred hanging ; but his heart failed him ing close on the other side of the road; it when the halter was put round his neck, is the Cheviot hills which we cross between and Meg with her wide mouth was this place and Langholme. Dined at Hawick, veyed as his bride to Elibank, where the and bought a red nightcap and cravat there marriage was celebrated; she was an excel- to travel in, things for which the town is lent wife.
famous. Delayed there for the late arrival Wednesday 9th. Went salmon-spearing of the coach from Carlisle; a miserable on the Tweed, being the last day of the journey with foundered horses from Langsport. I had a spear, and managed one side holme the rest of the way, so that we did of the boat. I saw the sport without par- not arrive till half-past two in the morning, taking of it. Three were taken, being all having been nineteen and a half hours. we saw. One had the mark of an old wound Saturday 19th. Parted with Elmsley, and in his back, a cruel sport, though of all set off on foot, a long straight road through fishing the best. The savage grin of joy in a flat country, till I came near Dalston, one of the men, when stooping down till where there is an old hall, a very pictuonly his chin was above water, (he had got resque building; the Caldes here has left a salmon by the tail, Scott's spear being more marks of inundation than I ever saw through the creature's nose,) would have elsewhere; it must be a most ungovernable been in character for a Dog-ribbed Indian. stream. Through Hawksdale up to Warne A Mr. Marriot came to dinner, an Oxonian Fall. I had been directed to make for UItutor to some lordling near. He talked of dale, but here found Caldbeck so near, that having seen the track of a horseman on the I took that road in preference. Saw the hill; and I found that, as in a savage coun- Hook once more, though almost dry. Took try, the inhabitants here can tell by the track bread and cheese at Hesketh New Market. what horse has past, and how long ago. Our Three portraits on board in the little inn, evening might have done for old times; he, of what nation I could not guess ; the face I and Scott reciting ballads : his was a de- not very unlike a Chinese, but certainly not plorably bad business upon Purlin Jane, Chinese; they were women, and so alike, made by I know not whom. Scott repeated that I conclude they were sisters. The head some of Hogg's, the Ettrick shepherd, who dress as here in Charles the Second's days, is a man of genius.
but with outlandish ornaments appended to
the hair, and the drawing evidently not LORD CARRICK ( ) was lately benighted European. Here also a coarse print of the at Seatoller, and got a night's lodging at tree of Fortune; she is shaking the tree, Fishers; the good woman put him in her standing in it, and men below catching what own bed, and he expressed himself perfalls, bags of money, axes, balters, wives, fectly delighted at seeing that rural con&c. Home by Mosedale, under Carrack tentment and happiness which, till now, he Fell, Bowskeli Fell, and Souter Fell to had only heard of. In the morning, he said Threlkeld.
how well he had slept, &c. : “I have slept in many houses,” said he, “but never was more hospitably entertained, and in all my
life I never slept under so fine a quilt. I Cumbrian Customs, gc.
have been trying to find out what manuIt was believed that any married woman factory it is, but all to no purpose; in all whose married name was the same as her my life I never saw anything like it, nor so maiden one, might prescribe at hazard for fine.” “Lord help ye,” says the old dame, the hooping (here called the king) ugh “ manufactory indeed! I made it myself ; and that be the prescription what it would, 'tis patch work, bits of the children's gowns, its success was certain. The same held good and of my own that I sowed together.” of a person riding on a piebald horse. Jackson being once so mounted, was stopt by a As the oat harvest was carrying home, I man with this salutation, “ Honest friend of saw yesterday two carts, with each a scare a pyebald horse, tell me what's good for crow stuck in it, ghastly figures enough, the king cough ?"
looking, at a little distance, just as one
should wish to see Joseph Bonaparte make APPLE or pear laking is still practised; his entrance into Madrid. — Sept. 18th, last week there was one at Portinscale. It
1808. is merely this, whoever has either fruit to sell and cannot readily find a market, pro- St. CRISPIN, October 25th, is kept here claims an apple laking, that is, a dance to by the shoemakers. Masters and men go out which all who like go, and every one paying hunting, and have a supper of “ roast goose threepence, fourpence, or sixpence, receives and such like" on their return. They rest in return a proportioned number of apples. from work on this day, because they say
Christ rested on his way to Calvary at a The Borrowdale people used formerly to boy who followed them out, has been storm
shoemaker's stall. This evening (1808), a come down every summer and clear away the bar at the junction of the Greta and struck, and was brought home to all appear
ance dead; he is, however, restored. It Derwent, in the latter river. Philosopher Banks, just dead, remembered to have been began to rain about nine in the morning,
and so heavy a storm I scarcely ever reat this work, which prevented foods.
member, as has been raging without inter
mission till this time (seven o'clock). The The fiddlers at Ambleside used to play foods are already very deep. before the people as they came out of church on Christmas day, and so go round the THERE is a shaft called the Wad2 hole parish.
near White Water Dash. Foxes frequent
it. 'LAKE v. to play. Sax. lucan ludere. Mæs. Got. laikan, exultare. Piers Ploughman, layke. -LAKING, S. a plaything. BROCKETT's Gloss. ? Wad is the Cumbrian name for black-lead.
J. W.W. A wud-pencil is a black-lead pencil.-J. W. W. Appleby is one of the prettiest towns makers at work; the fields, some covered I ever saw; a long wide street of steep with newly fallen grass, others with the hay ascent, with the market house at bottom, in cocks, and yet the grass which had been and church behind it, and the castle at the just cut, brightly green. It was very hot; top. The keep is ancient, and has merely that house with the old sycamores, which been kept in repair ; most of the other parts we see on the left before us in descending are little more than a century old. There into the vale, appeared an enviable spot, so are the pictures of the Earl of Cumberland delightful did their deep shade appear ! (George, in Elizabeth's days), and his fa- | Very, very hot; not a breath of air, and the mily; and several of the famous Countess flies followed us all up the side of Wanof Pembroke. And there is the earl's ar- thwaite, to the very highest point; henceforth mour, a beautiful suit inlaid with gold. We I will carry a fan. The great mogul himwere surprised at its apparent shortness, self, if he travelled here, must be his own which I explained to my own satisfaction fly-flapper. We obtained an accession of by observing that it exceeds the breadth of these tormentors in passing a party of kine, the human figure, but not its heighth. It is many of whom had got within a sheepfold very fine to walk on the terrace of this cas- for the sake of its little shade; the flies tle, with the Eden below, and see the rooks' seemed to prefer man-flesh to beef. Certes nests on a level with you, so steep is the a gig might travel this road. Saddleback declivity.
is seen to more advantage hence than from Brougham castle is a very fine ruin, and any other point; its deep ravines, with all the view from it of the near junction of the the strongest colourings of light and shade. Eden and Lowther, with Carlton (Wallace's Skiddaw assumes a new form. Down Mahouse), and its park, exceeding beautiful. terdale is very fine; to come up it is far
WORKINGTON. In the church is a large At Araforce, one or two deer are lost altar-piece, painted by a man of the town. every year; being accustomed to cross the On the first Sunday that it was opened, the Beck, they attempt it when the torrent is people were greatly surprised to recognize too strong, and are carried down the fall. one another's portraits, which the artist, Poor Charles got one of his bilious atunknown to them, had adopted for his fi- tacks. I was obliged to leave him in bed, gures; two ladies of the place were the and went with Richards and a boy, whom angels. The poor man's hopes were disap- Luff sent to guide us up Place Fell, to Angle pointed! they were not gratified at being Tarn. The ascent commands Paterdale. thus immortalized by an unskilful hand, and The Tarn is about two and a half miles from he probably made the picture worse by en- Paterdale. We guest it at about a mile deavouring to destroy the likenesses. round. It has two islands, and a peninsula,
The organist has lately been dismissed ; which, from many points of view, appears and in consequence, the organ has been in- like a third. The shores are not high, but jured by some of his friends.
finely formed, and you see the mountains Workington is a very ugly town, and above them, forming as it were a second might have been a very fine one.
boundary, with an outline very similar in
form. About two miles or something less July 20th, 1809. Through Materdale to Hayes Water, lying under High Street ; with Danvers to Paterdale. Scarcely ever its shape a cove intersected by a straight did I see any thing so fine as the Vale of St. line, beautifully clear. Luff told us, after John's. Wanthwaite, and that whole range we returned, what he should have told us was in deep shade (seven o'clock). Naddle before, that at the head are a number of and the valley in bright sunshine; the hay- small cones, perfectly formed, and covered
with grass ; but in what manner formed he dale home, we up beside the Tarn, and over could not possibly tell, though they were, the hawseto Grasmere. as he thought, manifestly works of nature; I noticed a gate of wise construction ; for and that part of its beach consists of fine want of hinges, an upright pole passed sand. Down the gill to Heartshope ; a through a hole in a projecting stone at top, — lovely gill, where there are as fine baths and it was at Heartshope,--and it fastened by shoots of water from the rock, or rather of running a wooden spiggot into a hole in rock which throw off the water, as can any a rock, or great stone. where be seen. At Heartshope, some of the Saturday 22nd. Through Langdale, and finest cottages in this country, with their over the Stake. Slate quarry. The dripold balconies, perfect posadas in appear- pings of the rock have formed a black and
Danvers better when we returned ; sunless pool. Long-dale it is indeed! on indeed, quite recovered. We drank tea in the summit we lost the path, and did not reLuff's garden; a fine yew which he found cover it till we were nearly down. They lay lying on the ground, where it had remained ropes under the hay, and bear it off in that twelvemonths, he hoisted up, and it re- manner ; or on a horse, as much as he can covered, and is now flourishing. Clarkson bear, and the ropes hold. and Tilbrook arrived after tea.
July 21st. An old man above eighty was Saturday, August 19th. WALKED home our guide up Helvellin; his hands shook, from Lowther; breakfast with Thomas his voice faltered, but his feet were firm, Wilkinson. He showed me Yanwith Hall. and he walked up better than I could fol- Its smaller tower inclined so far from the low him. Up Glenriddel, to Capel Cove perpendicular, that it must soon have fallen. Tarn, which lies under Catchedicam; we
The present Lord Lonsdale was very deascended to the right of the Tarn, a steep sirous of preserving it; a huge machine for ascent, but the easiest, then walked along pulling it back from its inclination was made the summit, and then ascended the ridge of ready, and the side opposite was undermined. another eminence, which seemed a fearful The workmen now began to be alarmed, and road till we got at it, when it was perfectly were afraid to use the powers which had safe. Got up Helvellin, the point so called, been prepared, when somebody cried out then upon Brown Cove Head. Catchedi
that the wall was moving, though with a cam, which is next in order, we left to the motion almost imperceptible; it was soon, left, Red Tarn below, and Stridingedge on however, ascertained that this was the case, its right, a fearful place. We looked down and in the course of the night it settled on the spot were the bones of poor Gough' completely upright, in such a manner that were found.
Saw a little Tarn above the it may now last for ages. upper end of Thirlmere. On, till Grisdale Crossed the Emont by a foot-bridge, from Tarn appears
us, the largest of all on whence there is a sweet view of Yaworth. Helvellin ; a very slippery descent to it, and We took shelter from the rain with one here we left our guide, he going down Gris- Dawson, who owns that little white very
neat house with the clipt yew tree before it, The history of his loss the reader will find
two miles on this side Penrith. He supin WORDSWORTH's Fidelity
plies his house with water from a rising “A barking sound the Shepherd hears,
ground about 100 yards off. A plumber, A cry as of a Dog or Fox,” &c.
thirty years since, laid him a small leaden And in those other well-known lines“ We climbed the dark brow of the mighty
2 The same as hals, i.e. a neck. A very comHelvellyn,” &c.
mon name in Cumberland and Westmoreland. J. W. W.
J. W. W.
pipe for five groats a yard, exclusive of sol- | waters. We staid half an hour listening to dering, which cost about sixteen shillings it. The children were very much impressed. more, and this has lasted excellently well. It was the more extraordinary, as there had The water is conveyed into a large stone been no thaw, and the night had been secistern, or small tank, in the dairy,—fine, vere. It was between eight and nine o'clock. soft, beautiful water, and from there it flows through an old gun-barrel pipe into a trough
At Nottingham, the streets are paved of stone, likewise on the outside, for out of with Bõdern stones, which the higher classes
A boy who takes up a door purposes; close to the inner cistern, is pronounce Bolder. a sink, so that the dairy is thus kept always large stone says, I'll throw a Böder at you. cool and clean. What is remarkable, (be
St. John's Church. Joseph Dixon's sides this excellent contrivance, which was
book of psalm tunes had a picture on it of projected by the owner himself, a plain Cumberland peasant), is, that this never-failing written below.
Windsor Castle, with Patent Windsor Soap stream seems to indicate changes of weather, for before all changes, either for fine weather JOSEPH GLOVER was born at Watenlath, or rain, instead of flowing freely, it comes and from the age of eight till twelve, when drop by drop.
he left it, used every day to go to the church
in Borrowdale to school, three miles distant Black lead has been found in the Colonel's Island, and it had been buried there some
over the mountain, in all weather. Harrison,
who had then the living and the school, was thirty or forty years ago, when a regular
a very old man. Glover was the only boy trade in stealing it was carried on.
from Watenlath, and could have had no In one place, by the Emont, there is the schooling unless he went there. The master black currant growing wild.
used to let him go away earlier than the rest
of the boys. The house in which he was A woman, at the foot of Crossfels, said, born is now fallen entirely to ruins. I make when I enquired the road for some distance this memorial of Glover with some interest. forward, “ 'Twould be mystical for me to The man is a carpenter and joiner here in tell you the way,” meaning that it was too Keswick, and I should say, very much out intricate for me to comprehend her. of his proper place, if such a man could be
out of place any where. But a more inge1st Feb. 1814. I HEARD the ice thunders' nious or a more inquiring man I have selthis morning. Edith and Herbert com
dom seen, nor one more ready and alert pared it to the howling of wild beasts. It upon all occasions with his best services; was neither like thunder nor the sound of
nor with whom, had his situation in life the wind, but a long, moaning, melancholy permitted, I should have been upon more sound, rising and dying away, beyond mea- familiar terms. sure mournful; and to any one crossing the ice, inexpressibly awful and appalling. Every In the reign of King John, Richard Gilnow and then came a crash, and a splash of pin was enfeoffed in the lordship of Kent
mere Hall, by the Baron of Kendal, for his ! Wordswortu alludes to the same sound singular deserts both in peace and war. in the Prelude
This is that R. G. who slew the wild boar “From under Esthwaite's splitting fields of ice that, raging in the mountains adjoining, as The pent up air, struggling to free itself, sometimes did that of Erimanthus, had much Gave out to meadow-grounds and hills a loud Protracted yelling, like the noise of wolves
endammaged the country people; whence Howling in troops along the Bothnic main."
it is that the Gilpins in their coat arms, B. i. p. 25.-J. W. W. give the boar."— Life of BERNARD G.