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Cascades Near Stonethwaite, Borrowdale

Cascades Near Stonethwaite, Borrowdale

Photographer: Thompson, Stephen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: 1758.b.6

Item number: 14

Length: 18.1

Width: 14.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Stephen Thompson quotes William Wordsworth's poem 'Brook! Whose Society The Poet Seeks' in the letterpress accompanying his photograph of the cascades near Stonethwaite.

"Whether in the broad noon-day or 'mid the calm of summer nights, there can scarcely be found more silent, secluded spots than some of the stream-fed glens in Borrowdale. The pastoral mountains front you face to face, and the sketcher is alone with a few sheep grazing on the steep fell, with rocks, and stones, and kites that overhead are sailing in the sky. Occasional mist and vapours rolling down the valley make the lonely scene more lonesome, but to the lover of Wordsworth such unstinted intercourse with Nature is a happy time."

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