(Windermere, Westmoreland) is one of the charming scenes of mountain and flood, comprised within England's merry glades;--and they leave few wishes, except among gaping virtuosoi [sic], for foreign scenery; Italian, Swiss, or Alpine. The broad round expanse of water; the light and almost airy piles of broken mountains; the placid depth above and below; the deep grove and tumbling brook which break the foreground, all form, perhaps a rich, but a hallowed, sainted scene; which cools the brow, and imparts its thin air to the delighted breast. Some cattle are well introduced into the picture; a group on the foreground look down a cleft, seemingly attracted by its coolness; there is no appearance of a rill being below, but we know such must be the case from its proximity to the lake, and we do not wonder that the happy inhabitants of the scene leave the stream which bubbles in the light to seek the cool, densely shaded wanderer of the chasm. . . . [P. 129.]
Exhibition of Pictures at Dalhousie College. February 11, 1830.