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relation in the bottom has no attraction, except for those who are condemned to drink its intolerable sulphuric waters, which offend both smell and taste in the highest degree. Three or four inns, or lodging-houses, and about one dozen of wretched shops, compose the upper town; and here are found the chalybiate springs, the old spa, and Pewit well. As many public inns, and a few private lodging-houses, form the lower town; which contains also the sulphur wells and a newly-discovered chalybeate spring, to which the proprietor has given the name of the Crescent Spring. We found the regular charges high, and the extraordinary ones imposing, at this place; which certainly would have but few attractions for any except the victims of disease, did not the distorted eye of fashion sometimes see beauty in the very bosom of deformity. The terms of lodging and boarding are, a private bed-chamber and parlour 1l. is. per week; breakfast, dinner, and supper, 6s. per day. Servants, 1l. is. per week.

The approach to Knaresborough, from the Harrogate road, is by a bridge thrown over the little romantic river Nid, from whose battlements a beautiful and singular picture was laid before us, both above and below. Turning the eye up the stream, we caught a small reach of it, playing