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Yorkshire Notes and Queries.
J. M. W. TURNER. "There was no County in England to which Turner was so much attached as Yorkshire. . . It was here on the Wolds, and beside the banks of the Wharfe, that he first (after Wales) saw really wild scenery. He loved it because he had gathered in its ruined Abbeys the chief treasures of his Liber,' and because there he found the past and present times in the most striking juxtaposition.
Mr. Ruskin says, and we cannot quote a higher authority, The scenery, whose influence I can trace most definitely throughout his Works, varied as they are, is that of Yorkshire.'"-Thornbury's Life of Turner.
Lines on a Remarkable Circumstance
CONNECTED WITH BRETTON HALL, NEAR BARNSLEY.
[From an undated Broadside, once very popular, and taken for fact. Fortunately for their credit they are simply styled Lines.]
At Bretton Hall, near Wakefield, known so well,
A rambling mind disturb'd Sir William's breast.
Says he, The end of this wide world I'll find;
Sir William, he rolls on through winds and waves;