Thomas Gray, Letter to Walpole (August 1736)

. . . I spy no human thing in it but myself; it is a little Chaos of mountains and Precipices: Mountains, it is true, that don't ascend much above the Clouds, nor are the Declivities quite so amazing as Dover-Cliff; but just such hills as people, who love their Necks as well as I do, may venture to climb, & Crags, that give the eye as much pleasure, as if they were more dangerous.


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