138 EXTENSIVE PROSPECT.
the south, is surrounded by a broad ditch.
Having; reached the summit of the mount, the lovely and extensive prospect which opened to the view, was an ample compensation for the fatigue of ascending. The undulating verdant downs, the boundless ocean, and the distant view of hill, and dale, and wood, altogether formed a prospect more picturesque and beautiful than the children had ever beheld.
The day was clear; and papa's telescope was in great request.
Mr. Ashton pointed out the romantic view of the extensive weald of Sussex, and parts of Hampshire, Surrey, and Kent adjoining.
At last, when the scenery, far and near, had been admired again and