Rydal Bower

Oh! many a time have I, a five years’ Child, 
A naked Boy, in one delightful Rill, 
A little Mill-race sever’d from his stream, 
Made one long bathing of a summer’s day, 
Bask’d in the sun, and plunged, and bask’d again 
Alternate all a summer’s day.

- From The Prelude – ‘Childhood’ by William Wordsworth, 1805.

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