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harmonize with, and strengthen the good effects of the
§ 148 HOME SCENES, OR
brittle. The blacksmiths are always busily employed in
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EXC URSION THE SIXTH.
BUCKLAND ABBEY, MEAvy, &c.
“Many an age
UR next excursion may be made to Buckland SN/Abbey, the seat of Sir Trayton Drake, at about Ž seven miles from Tavistock. Following the Plymouth road, we pass a number of beautiful views, to be observed from various points of the route. The scenery near Grenofen (a seat of the late Rev. Jonathan Phillipps Carpenter,) is peculiarly interesting. The river Walkham here flows through a deep valley, having on one side thick and shady woods, and on the other, the breezy slopes which ascend towards Roborough down. This landscape presents much of the attraction of Italian scenery: its secluded dell, and rising eminences, broken by a sudden ravine, and clothed with straggling furze and brushwood, might have furnished a fit subject for the pencil of Salvator Rosa. A turn in the road presents the scattered machinery of the Wheal Lopez mine: at a distance, and when half hidden by the trees, this usually uninteresting object has o a somewhat picturesque effect.