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Lancashire, North of the Sands
Pages 127-145 are Lancashire. Remember that mostly just matter of interest to The Lakes is transcribed - Lancashire North of the Sands, plus a few places across the border - missing text is indicated by ellipses.
I must now direct my progress to another quarter, to the
remaining BRIGANTES who settled on the other side of the
Mountains towards the western ocean, and first to those of
Lancashire, whom I feel some secret reluctance to visit, if
they will forgive me the expression. I fear I shall give
little satisfaction to myself or my readers here, so little
encouragement did I meet with when I surveyed much the
greater part of this county, so completely has Time
destroyed the original names everywhere. But, that I may not
seem to neglect Lancashire, I must attempt the task, not
doubting but Providence, which has hitherto favoured me will
assist me here.
County Palatine. See before in
The county of Lancaster, called by the Saxons
[Loncasterscyre - Anglo Saxon], vulgarly Lonka-shire,
Lankashire, and the County Palatine of
Lancaster, it being dignified with the honour of a
County Palatine, lies to the west under the hills, which, as
I have frequently before observed, run through the middle of
England, and divide the counties as arbiters between them
respectively. It is so confined by Yorkshire on the east,
and the Irish sea on the west, that on the south, towards
Cheshire, it spreads to a greater breadth, and then
gradually narrows again to the north, where it borders on
Westmorland. It is there broken in upon by a bay of the sea,
and no small part of it lies on the other side of that bay
adjoining to Cumberland.
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