Page:A tour through the northern counties of England, and the borders of Scotland - Volume I.djvu/279

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so called from the story of the 'Grecian Daughter,' in basso relievo, we had, from its portico, all the elaborate ornaments which were already seen individually, thrown upon the eye together at once; the canal, temple, half-moon of water, statues, bath, &c. and beyond these a noble wooded bank, deserving better accompaniments. The path now quits the canal and dips into a wood, changing its name into that of the lower walk. Here a new feature is introduced- a rockybank, through which a subterraneous passage is cut, but without producing the usual effeft of these underground roads, as the light of the day is visible at the other extremity of it. Emerging from hence, we find ourselves in an open pasture of considerable extent, near the Gothic tower, whose platform commands some good sylvan scenery, disfigured, however, by an insignificant Chinese temple, and a tower. From the windows of the building we have different objects- the house, the lower water, an obelisk, banqueting-house, and canal.

Pursuing a strait path through Minchistraw-grove, we experience for a few minutes that pleasure which is derived from contrast, by a little natural scenery, unexpectedly breaking in upon us; but the delusion is short, for at the termination of this grove the rotunda presents itself, and a bird's-eye