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“ This pillar was erected in the year 1656, by
Ann Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a
memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her
good and pious mother, Margaret, Countess Dow
ager of Cumberland, on the 2d of April, 1616: in
memory whereof she hath left an annuity of 41. to
be distributed to the poor of the parish of Brougham,
every 2d day of April for ever, upon the stone-table
placed hard by. Laus Deo!"
The Eden is the principal river of Cumberland,
and has its source in the wildest part of Westmore
P. 51, l. .
Thus, with the manly glow of honest pride,
D'er his dead son old Ormond nobly sigh’d, &c.
Ormond bore the loss with patience and dig
nity: though he ever retained a pleasing, however
melancholy, sense of the signal merit of Ossory.
“I would not exchange my dead son,” said he,
High on exulting wing the heath-cock rose.
This bird, according to Mr. Pennant, is remark
able for his exultation during the spring; when he voice, and is so inattentive to his safety as to be
calls the hen to his haunts with a loud and shrill
When lo! a sudden llast the vessel llew.
In a lake, surrounded with mountains, the agita
tions are often violent and momentary. The winds blow in gusts and eddies; and the water no sooner
swells, than it subsides.
See Bourn's Hist. of Westmoreland.
Note f. P. 63, I. 3.
To what pure beings, in a nobler sphere,
She yields delight but faintly imag'd here.
The several degrees of angels may probably
have larger views, and some of them be endowed
with capacities able to retain together, and con
stantly set before them, as in one picture, all their
past knowledge at once.
Locke on Human Understanding, book ii.
chap. x. 9