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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 168 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 168
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Keswick, Cumberland [September 16, 1905]  to a large number of town names here means "a clearing" and thus gives a very primitive touch to the country! i.e., harks back to the time when the first settlements were made! One traveler here says the old Cumbrian language exists still in one particular relic-the manner of counting sheep, by the shepherds. Southey is buried in Crosthwaite Churchyard, Wordsworth in Grasmere, Ruskin at Coniston. There is a Ruskin memorial in Friar's Crag woods, facing the Lake, Derwentwater. Down the lake towards Lodore-say half-way, a bit of unfenced land near the roadway forms a woody point where one can view ::::::::: [Keswick, Cumberland[ September 16, 1905  the lake to advantage. I saw Derwentwater thus early one day and I must say that that one view repaid me for the trip to Keswick. The water was still and the reflections of the islands and mountains were perfect. One looked at St. Herbert's Isle and leaving aside position one could not tell which picture was island and which reflection! The colors were exquisite; a purple haze gave many colors to the mountains and water. Now the reflections had this quality; while every detail was there all was soft. In fact softness may best express the lovely character of this district, although it is rugged to English eyes. Visited Lodore Falls; very disappointing because, first they are
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